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Guide for Teachers: DIY Felt & Embroidery Pins

Learn how to personalize your own DIY pin with felt and embroidery floss and help from Queer Cellphilms NB.


SYNOPSIS:


LGBTQ+ activism in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Wolastoqiyik peoples.


Pre-Viewing Question:


1. What do you make in your life outside of school, and why do you make it?

2. What message might you want to communicate to people in your community on a button or in a pin?


Post-Viewing Questions:

1. What did you notice about the way that the cellphilm was shot? What techniques did the filmmaker use?

2. What messages did Rachelle communicate through her pins?

3. How might DIY making provide an opportunity to share important messages through the medium of a pin?


Additional Resources:

1. Vaccaro, J. (2014). Queer Threads: Crafting Identity & Community. The Journal of Modern Craft, 7(3), 325-327. Retrieved from here.

2. Rogers, M. S. (2017). Soft Circuitry: Methods for Queer and Trans Feminist Maker Cultures (Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park). Retrieved from here.