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New! Cross Stitches (Craft Making)

Connect International Event in Groningen

Date: Friday 3 December 2021 at 14:00 hrs

Location: To be sent after registration (Zeeheldenbuurt, close to the center)- Groningen

Members Price: Free!

Non-Members Price: €5,00

Event Registration closes at: 2021-12-02 12:00


Welcome to enjoy a moment of friendly, positive and multicultural craft making, in Cross Stitches with Oili Kuukasjärvi, Finnish visual artist and activist that guides us in designing and making small handicrafts with cross stitches and basic embroidery techniques. Our crafts carry a message: kindness has the same effect in every language in every culture.

These events are inspired by #yasvb ( ”It’s time to remind both ourselves and others of just how wonderful we all inherently are. It’s time to let our acts of stitching go by leaving them in places for someone to find, someone who needs to hear those words just as you do, if not more. As craftivism is about healing ourselves as we make, and then healing the world with our products, let’s get to it.”

No previous experience is needed. We work in the spirit of anti-perfectionism and solidarity, and we learn from each other about the crafting traditions of our cultures. All materials are free of charge. Doors are open from 14:00 to 15:30 hrs; you can stay for the time that you want in this period, enjoying crafts, tea and company :-)

For now, the meetins take place in an apartment with staircase to the second floor; note this in case of disabilities. Normally we have max 4 people. We are currently looking for a bigger meeting place. Registration is mandatory. 


The Dutch government has stated that Corona entry passes are required from 6 November 2021 for indoor sports, artistic and cultural activities. Connect International, as a club organizer has to adhere to this rule. Please have in mind to come prepared with a Corona entry pass and ID to this event. 

If you need to have the validity of your vaccination certificate transferred to the Netherlands, please call +31 (0)30 800 2899 (GGD Utrecht) for an appointment in Groningen. In case you encounter any problems with the code, contact GGD regio Utrecht. They are open daily between 09:00-17:00 and provide information in English. (You can also show your international vaccination certificate to us).

If you need a proof of a Corona test, you can make an appointment by visiting: (there is an option for the website in English) The test is free. Consider the timing of the test as it is only valid for 24 hours. You can find the option in English and you can get tested at a location in the vicinity. You should receive the results within two hours with a code that allows you to upload the results to your Corona Pass.

Currently a face mask is a personal decision at some locations. However a volunteer can require it for an event being hosted in a public place or if the event is held in their own house. 

Keeping a 1.5m distance is an important rule which we all must adhere to. Please take also into account:

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