Suzani for Peace

Submit a Granny Square before the 10th of June to be united with other women from other countries through crafts.

Your creativity is vital today in times of increased violence and armed conflicts. You are welcome to contribute to a joint artwork called Suzani for Peace by crocheting a Granny square size between 7-11 cm of your own design and colors. This is your voice and if you would like to use the colors of your national flag, it is an excellent idea!

The technical parameters are IMPORTANT, dear contributors! It should be a square in size 7-11 cm if you want your design to be included in the final artwork. It will be complicated for us to put together blankets or other shapes like round or rectangular.

The presentation of the project will take place at the Oslo Freedom Forum in June 2023 where we will put your design together with other women’s crafts in a consummated whole called Suzani for Peace. The final presentation will take place in New York to mark the International Day of Peace, on the 21st of September.

When sending your contribution to us, please send the parcel as a GIFT with a value of no more than 5 euros. Please enclose your name, age, city, country, and motivation for why crafts are important for you in the current turbulent world. Please ship your contribution as a gift to Artten Gallery by Ludmila Christeseva, Artillerigatan 10, 11451 Stockholm, Sweden before the 10th of June, 2023. The reference phone number is +46 735096986

Send us an e-mail if you want to organize a crocheting workshop or if you have questions.

For social media please use the following hashtags: #sisterhood #womencraftforpeace #craftactivism #empowerment #suzanipeace #suzaniforpeace #jointcrochet #sharestory #herstory #myvoice #traditions #mydowry #craftsunite #craftsthatunitehealandlast #crocheting together

Suzani for Peace is designed by women for women and for the rest of the world. The aim is to amplify women’s voices in a powerful chorus signifying the journey women can accomplish together. The unifying power of crafts unpacks the barriers to talent, creativity, and femininity women face in different cultural contexts. Artten Gallery runs collaborations across borders and restrictions and serves as a meeting point for genuine support and change in the ”modern” world.

Organizer: Ludmila Christeseva / Crafts the unite, heal, and last (Sweden/Belarus); Konca Yumlu (Turkey); Irina Shalimova (Ukraine); and Emma Bernhard (France).

Project idea: L.Christeseva ART