34 Gift ideas to make for the activists in your lifePublished on 10 November 2020 3 min read
Feel passionately about a cause? Want to channel your activism into your craft and use your creativity to spread an important message? Or perhaps you’re looking for gift ideas for the change makers in your life? These patterns and projects are the perfect way to be an everyday craftivist, and use your making to say something that matters!
Follow the rainbow
Support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and make with every colour of the rainbow! There are so many fantastic patterns out there, from rainbow striped jumpers to wall hangings. Whether you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, use your skills as a maker to show off your support!
Rainbow Pride Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Be Brave Wall Hanging
Lylo Rainbow in DMC - PAT0068 - Downloadable PDF
Band of Colour Top - Free Crochet Pattern For Women in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK
Brighten Your Day Knit Rainbow Stuffie
Intarsia - Pride Chart - Adults Sweater
Say it, stitch it.
Stitching a slogan or simple design is a super easy way to combine your creativity and activism. Stitch onto clothes or keep it in a frame to hang in your home, these statements say it loud and proud!
Proud Feminist in DMC - PAT0667 - Downloadable PDF
Choose Happiness in DMC - PAT0397 - Downloadable PDF
Girl Power in DMC - PAT0569 - Downloadable PDF
Life Is Tough But So Are You in DMC - PAT0445 - Downloadable PDF
You Got This in DMC - PAT0442 - Downloadable PDF
Celebrate inspiring women
Who inspires you to be a fearless female, a proud independent woman and a supersonic sister? Grasp life by the knitting needles, crochet hooks and embroidery hoops to create your own inspirational woman masterpiece from this fantastic collection!
Champion these Black change makers
Who inspires you? We partnered with some fantastic Black makers to bring you this charity collection, where every £1 is donated to charity! Make your very own inspiring Black change maker, whether you want to follow in Oprah Winfrey's footsteps, or campaign for social change like Angela Davis and Patrisse Cullors, this 12 pattern collection will keep you inspired.
Resistance is not futile!
By buying this pattern you'll be contributing to a monthly donation to a rotating list of charities, and you'll have a pair of mittens that really pack a punch!
Become an eco-warrior
Give your life an eco-warrior makeover with these makes! Sustainable swaps like tote bags instead of plastic are super easy to do and to make. These steps towards a more sustainable way of living are small but impactful ways of protecting our planet.
The Cottage Wash Cloths
Essential Beach Bag - Free Crochet Pattern in Paintbox Yarns Recycled Ribbon and Metallic Ribbon - Downloadable PDF
Round Pot & Scrubbie Set - Free Crochet Pattern in Paintbox Yarns Recycled Cotton Worsted - Downloadable PDF
Make a simple tote bag + free patterns!
Beginner’s guide to sashiko embroidery and visible mending
How to make beeswax wraps at home
Yusuf’s Unity beanie
In 2016 Debbie Bliss met Yusuf, a 17 year old Syrian refugee who wanted to learn how to knit because he had an idea for a hat that celebrates unity by using symbols of peace. By making Yusuf's hat you'll not only be supporting the Help Refugees charity, you'll also have a wonderful hat symbolising peace to wear with pride or gift to someone you love!
Not-to-be missed cross stitch and embroidery kits!
These cross stitch and embroidery kits make gifting easy! You can either gift the kit to your loved one so they can get creative too, or save yourself some time by getting everything you need to make the perfect inspiring gift for your activist friend in one simple kit.
Cotton Clara Always Hope Cross Stitch Kit - 13cm
Cotton Clara Love Hearts Printed Embroidery Kit - Courage Over Fear - 11cm
Cotton Clara Yes She Can Printed Embroidery Kit - 21cm
Cotton Clara We Rise By Lifting Others Printed Embroidery Kit - 15cm
The Make Arcade Mini Printed Embroidery Kit - You have the Power - 4in
Dimensions Cultivate Kindness Embroidery Kit
Support Women for Women International with The Yarn Collective
Next time you're buying yarn or thinking about making something for a friend, check out The Yarn Collective! A percentage of every sale goes directly to Women for Women International, the charity supports women who live in some of the world’s most dangerous places. The Yarn Collective’s support helps foster this support and empower women to forge a new path for themselves and their families. Gorgeous patterns, irresistible yarn and supporting a fantastic organisation? Sounds like a match made in heaven.