Albert Einstein once said that creativity is contagious and we need to pass it on. Never one to dispute Einstein passing on the Creativity bug is exactly what we intend to do!
In the past few years Creativity has taken a back seat, with working hours at an all-time high and more ‘academic’ subjects being favoured in schools. Resulting in less time to get creative.
This year we’re petitioning to put Creativity back on the map. So come join us on our Campaign for Creativity.
- Creativity is integral to learning and development
- Craft activities have been proven to be good for your mental health
- Taking up a craft can help tackle stress
- Craft can combat loneliness and social exclusion
Stitch your name on our ‘Creatition’ Creative Petition! Creative learning is vital to child-development, it gives young people the chance to express themselves creatively and artistically as well as developing communication and problem-solving skills. In recent years the amount of emphasis on creative subjects in school has dwindled and we’re determined to bring creativity back to the heart of learning.
The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show will host a wall of embroidered signatures as a visual representation of our Creativity Petition. If you think Creativity needs greater emphasis on the National Curriculum then send your stitched signature to:
The Campaign for Creativity
58 White Lion Street
All the signatures will be added to our wall of signatures. Alternatively bring your stitched signature to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show yourself. Can’t sew? Don’t worry come along to the show and we will help you to sew your first embroidery of a stitched signature.
The Creativity Trail
Take part in the Creativity Trail. This year the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show is playing host to a creativity trail, embark on the journey and learn a new skill or master an existing technique.
The trail includes:
- See Craft in Action – Learn weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, embroidery and dyeing from the best
- Patchwork and quilting classes – The Guild are on hand to teach you the art of quilting and answer your quilting quandaries
- Knitting & crochet drop-ins – Come along and learn how
- The Butterfly Garden Project – the all knitted (and crocheted) garden
- The Dressmakers clinic – Gain top tips from expert dressmakers
- Meet the Artist – Tours of the professionally curated textile galleries
Share your passion. Are you nutty for knitting, serious about sewing or a daring dressmaker, share your craft passion with us on social media and encourage others to get involved by using the #campaignforcreativity
If you’re exhibiting with us at this year’s Spring Knitting & Stitching Show get in touch to see how your company can be part of the Campaign for Creativity.
Information for Press
If you would like more information on The Campaign for Creativity then please email Julie Parmenter
There has never been a better time to get creative, so come and join us on our craft adventure #CampaignforCreativity