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Sister Diana over at the always excellent Craftypod has a very inspiring interview with Jennifer Gurecki who uses her screen-printing skills to help raise money for Dolphin, a Kenyan charity that educates African teenagers about rape and AIDS. Unfortunately, the rape of young children is a huge problem in Africa because of the widespread belief that sex with a virgin will cure the disease. Dolphin look like they’re doing fantastic work in countering this disastrous myth and providing kids with the education and self defence skills to help protect themselves. Kudos to Jennifer for the money she donates from her handprinted knicker company, Pantyline Productions. Oh, and can I just say – “saving the world through panties” – one of the best taglines ever! Let’s hear it for knicker power…

I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

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