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Get Involved!

Making my Mark is our next Making for Change project

Using Craftivist projects developed by artist Seleena Laverne Daye you can use making to have a voice about the things you care about and contribute to a collective artwork. 


> View an audio described version here. <

Here is the final artwork created by artist, Sharonjit Kaur Sutton. Click through the slides to enjoy the artwork, and make sure your sound is on!
Hover over the birds for tips and info. Move the zines in the library to see more.

(The artwork is interactive and it may take a few moments to fully load.)

Making my Mark has been funded by Birmingham City Council though their Next Generation Scheme. 

Do the makes!

Collect your materials


To make a Zine: Paper A4, coloured pens, pencil, glue, scissors, scrap paper (e.g. magazine, newspaper), stickers and tape.

To make a Patch: Black, white and yellow embroidery thread , a needle and pins and a piece of fabric

To make a Felt portrait: Several small coloured pieces of felt or fabric including skin tone colours if you have them, sewing threads,  a needle and pins and one colour of embroidery thread.

Finding materials at home

These are the materials that Seleena uses for her makes but you can adapt the instructions to use whatever you have at home e.g. any piece of paper  and pen for the  zine and any odds and ends of fabric or even a cut up old t shirt for the patch and the portrait.

The final artwork!

Make a Zine

Watch Seleena’s video and then have a go at making a zine using her instruction sheet. You will need to choose a topic to focus on.


Make a Patch

Seleena makes patches to share messages about the things she cares about.  Watch her video and use her instruction sheet to share your own image.

Make a Portrait

Watch the video of Seleena making a felt portrait and have a go yourself using her instruction sheet.  Seleena makes portraits of herself and of people she admires.

Share your makes and stories with Craftspace: use the hashtag #MakingForChange tag us Facebook: CraftspaceInstagram: @craftspace_ or Twitter: @tweetcraftspace Or email us at info@craftspace.co.uk.


complete an arts award

Arts award is a range of nationally recognised qualifications that support you to grow as artists and arts leaders. Arts Award Discover is the introductory award.  Find out more at artsaward.org.uk.

You can complete an Arts Award using these activities. Find out more on the Craftspace website.

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and the Grimmitt Trust


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