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kakariki
« on: April 14, 2008 07:01:26 PM »

Hope youíve all been as inspired as I am with all the Free Tibet action going on around the world. I was stoked to read today that Wangari Maathai, a Green Party woman who was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize has pulled out of the rally on humanitarian grounds.

Not all of us live on the relay route so we canít all be involved in the symbolic actions to halt the flame. But that doesnít mean we canít do our own thing. So I was pondering about what cross stitch I could do and I though Ďwhy not get lots of people to do some?í

SO!

Iím laying down the challenge to all members of the Radical Cross Stitch Posse and the crafting community to design and stitch your own Free Tibet cross stitch.

AND!

Thereíll be prizes! First prize is a Radical Cross Stitch kit of your choice (thereíll be more to choose from soon). Other prizes will be available too as I work them out. And every entrant will get a copy of Hoop-La Issue 2 (on itís way!) sent to them. Plus all of the finished stitches will be proudly displayed on the Radical Cross Stitch site.

Iíll be stitching a design too (when I figure out what it isÖ) and will post progress reports. Obviously Iím not eligible for prizes Smiley

Inspired? If you need some ideas to kick start your creative brain, try reading the DiY page http://radicalcrossstitch.com/xstitch/ for tips

The deadline is the end of June. To enter simply add your finished pic to the Radical Cross Stitch Posse group on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2671287106, publish photos on your website linking back to this site, or email pics straight to me kakariki at radicalcrossstitch dot com.  The rules are very loose.  You can make whatever you want, as long as it has some cross stitch in it.  And you absolutely get bonus points for public art.

Get stitching!

xox
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rinekebrouwer
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008 06:24:16 AM »

Hey!

 I have no account on Facebook (yet - oh my all those accounts!) so I cannot even check out the specifics of your competition, but it seems we have similar interests. I do not do cross stitch but please read my post in this forum on the 'Color Orange' project. Maybe somehow we could join forces?
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kakariki
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008 06:00:10 PM »

Hi!
Love the orange campaign!  I'll definitely put the word out about that one. 

You don't need to be a member of Facebook to enter the xstitch comp.  You can post your pics on your own website and link to the RCS site or just email the pics straight to me kakariki at radicalcrossstitch dot com

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008 01:59:55 AM »

If someone thinks Tibet should be ďfreeĒ from China, and really want to fight for those ďpoorĒ people, why not join their army or something? Only after defeating the PLA, the dream may come true. Good luck.
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kakariki
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008 11:02:25 PM »

I'm cheekily bumping this one up as the deadline is approaching fast!

Deadline end of June Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008 01:34:47 PM »

Do you have a winner yet? What a wonderful way to get the message out there.
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kakariki
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008 06:46:12 PM »

Yes! This was the winner


It's from Angela in Mexico and it's seriously cool!

Here's her description:
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    I had a lot of fun doing this. It the second ever cross stitch I have designed myself, and Iím pretty proud of it. Plus I think itís the biggest one Iíve ever done. I usually like the short, quick gratification projects. But at the moment I donít have a job, so I have a lot of time on my hands to cross stitch. Sorry the quality isnít that great. I just moved down to Mexico and the only aida cloth I can find here is close to a 14ct. and has a very uneven weave. And I donít like stitching with anything more than 2-strands. Just a personal quirk. I usually like 18ct. fabric. I canít wait to get my mom to mail me some from home. So unfortunately there is a lot of white showing through, accentuated by the large blocks of colour. But it looks really good from a few feet away, which works great, cause it is up on my wall, and you canít see all the tiny little flaws.

    So the writing in the cross stitch says ĎTibetan Freedomí in Tibetan. I did it in orange, because of the Project Orange I read about on your site. Thatís a great idea. I canít wait to see how the Olympics will pan out. Unfotunately Iím one of the many who have decided to boycott the games, which is sad cause I kid a went to school with is competing this year. Looks like I have some decisions to make. Anyways, I added the dove from the group Students for a Free Tibet, and then stitched the top part of the Tibetan flag in the backgroud. I wanted to add some mountains and a quote from the Dalai Lama, but I wouldíve had to make it bigger to get the effect that I wanted, and it was tough for me to even finish this size.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008 07:29:37 AM »

That's amazing!
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