Drop the stigma, not the stitch

29/04/2019

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I have been working for a while with Hutch from Dye Candy Yarns, creating drawings for her social media. This weekend we launched our first collaboration!

I’ve designed a pin and she’s created an exclusive yarn and spinning fibre colour-way to open up the conversation around mental health and fundraise for Mind.

The pin features a knitted pill with the slogan ‘drop the stigma, not the stitch’ and the colour-way (top secret at the moment) will be inspired by music legends who lost their lives to mental illness.

We have had the most amazing reaction so far! We are just taking preorders at the moment with the pins and fibre shipping in a few weeks.

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As you may have seen, Sam from @samdrawsthings and myself have been working on a secret collaborative project. Mental health issues have affected all of us in some way or another, and as us crafters know- creating is a fantastic way to quiet a mind. There is still so much work to be done to get rid of the stigmas surrounding these problems. Stigmas that exacerbate situations and prevent people from seeking help. When you purchase one of these pins, or a pin + yarn pack, a portion will be donated to @mindcharity , the mental health charity. My yarn colourway will be a secret until it lands on your doormat but is inspired by the musical legends who have lost their battle with mental health over the past few years. This is a cause close to both our hearts, and we hope you'll support us in raising as much as we can for this worthwhile charity. Link in bio, click the preorder section! #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthawareness #semicolonproject #MIND

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You can pre order yours via my shop here of the Dye Candy shop here.

We are SO excited to be kicking mental health stigma in the balls and raising funds for this important cause.


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