These patterns are available as a free download. I only respectfully ask that you:
- Stitch with mindfulness and respect for their meaning
- Please share, distribute, etc.
- DO NOT SELL the digital pattern or physical objects made from these patterns
Created for national Indigenous People’s Day, and shared freely upon request. I live in Mi’kma’ki, but if you would like a version for your own region, please email me the content (I live in ___________ the ancestral and unceded territory of the __________ people OR what is customary for your region) you would like and I will do my best to create a customized download for you.
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD MI'KMAQ
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SALISH
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD WOLASTOQ
History shows us who we are, and how we got here. We are supposed to learn from history, and evolve. So why do we repeat the same mistakes over and over again? Because we don't LISTEN. We don't change. We make excuses. We act like each act of violence is an isolated incident. We are blind to the patterns, the systems that make the patterns. We are a part of the system.
As a white woman that grew up in the US, I remember the shock and horror of the assault of Rodney King. I have had my entire adult life to ensure that it did not happen again. I did not try. I have not been part of the solution. I wasted my voice and my votes..I feel sad, angry, and ashamed. I have chosen to stitch the words to this song for their deep meaning, particularly during the Civil Rights Movement. There is nothing more American than protest. If you disagree, you should check your history books.
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This quote from Stephen Fry is one of my favourites of all time. “Love in all eight tones and five semitones of the word’s full octave.” It’s a universal message and reminder that love comes in all colours of the rainbow.
This design is very first time stitcher friendly - A backstitch is shown., but you can use a backstitch, chain, whipstitch, split stitch, any combination of stitch - whatever suits YOU best. Or perhaps different or MORE COLOURS? I would love to see this pattern stitched in colours that represent a fuller spectrum of sexualities (Explore a diversity of pride flags here.)
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