Boffins banner craftivist contributions

Check out our Big Up Female Boffins banner! We’ve added some ace craftivist contributions made by our workshop participants.

Boffins banner with tassels & tributes to female scientists

Boffins banner with tassels & tributes to female scientists


Blackburn Library workshop

Blackburn Library workshop


Firstly A.T. Boyle – curator of the overall Colours, Community and Chemistry exhibition that our banner is part of – delivered a craft workshop at Blackburn Library. Participants made colourful woollen tassels and gave them names inspired by the shade combinations used.




Camilla x ray diffraction Rosalind FranklinThen Camilla Mørk Røstvik of No More Page Three led a craftivist workshop at the People’s History Museum.

She explored issues around the representation of women in science and highlighted some interesting stats from Women in to Science and Engineering: 13% of all scientists in UK and 17% of professors in science are female. At CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) under 20% of workers are women, but the new Director General Fabiola Gianotti is a woman.


Participants also learnt about 7 sensational female boffins before stitching some creative tributes as well as crafting bright tassels with AT Boyle.

Boffins workshop


STEM – gold for ambition & red for courage


Natalie stitched this ace tribute to space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock



Tributes to Rosalind Franklin’s DNA X-Ray

Binary code inspiration


Test tubes & x-rays

Test tubes & x-rays

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