Craft for Solidarity

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In a small but meaningful gesture of solidarity, hope, diversity and community, I am gathering knitted hearts to yarn storm public and community buildings in Leicester. Leicester (narrowly) voted Remain, of which I am enormously proud, but still many people from our wonderful diverse community in Leicester are feeling distressed and vulnerable this week, and many others feeling the need to do something to show our support for them and fight against the racism we are seeing in our country. We hope that a little knitted / crafted  love will help.

We welcome any contributions of handmade hearts in any material, craft or technique, although ideally not paper as we will probably be putting them outside.  There is now a Facebook group for discussion and co-ordination of hearts and links with other groups around the country doing similar things.

We are having a first Craft for Solidarity event on 7th July  6-8.30pm in Leicester city centre. Please message me (below) for details (limited spaces).

If you would like to contribute / collaborate please use the form below to email me, contributions until the end of July would be very welcome.

Pinterest board for ideas

Knitting & crochet pattern suggestions:

Crochet Hearts

Domino Knitted Heart

Simple garter stitch heart

LUV heart (we have permission to distribute this pattern for free)

Heart Attack Heart