The fourth theme in the series is Connection: Stitching a message to connect with others.

Artist Alinah Azadeh invites you to stitch a message to reach out to people, connect with them and counter feelings of isolation and loneliness. 

Your message could be about a cause or words to encourage community spirit and togetherness.

Taking inspiration from craftivism – a term used to describe the combining of craft and activism – make one for yourself, gift one to someone else or display it in a public space as an act of emotional unity.

“I chose to stitch the message ‘You Are Not Alone In This’. I was thinking about connecting with people who are feeling alone in their situations, maybe due to restrictions or injustice, as well as reminding myself when I am struggling that I am not alone.”