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QR code in radical cross-stitch

22 March 2009

This piece of radical cross-stitch by a master mistress of Craftivism (= craftwork as activism) is made of wool stitched on a fencing mesh in the pattern of a QR code.

(It was brought to my attention by Seb Chan’s post on fresh + new(er))

The code, if it were scanned by an enabled mobile phone, retrieves the message ‘We live, craft and play on Aboriginal land’, and the piece was made as a tribute to the Kulin Nations whose land, but not necessarily their ownership, was being celebrated in the Streets of Melbourne festival last December.

See her whole post at

The post also has a good summary of what QR codes are. For the inventors of this open source format, see

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