Craftivist Collective: Activism through crafts speaks volumes

Life & Soul Magazine

Craftivist Collective is a collective of people using crafts as a tool to help themselves and encourage others to be the positive change they wish to see in the world.

Set up by campaigner Sarah Corbett in 2009, Craftivist Collective provides projects, tools and services to individuals and organisations wanting to learn effective craftivism or to combine crafts with activism.

Sarah Corbett says: “My approach to Craftivism is to tackle issues not with anger and shouting, but with gentle protest. Gentleness is not weak, it requires self-control in the face of anger, injustice and sadness. Gentle protest lets us have conversation instead of an argument, debate instead of shouting, and collaboration instead of opposition.

“Gentleness, conversation and collaboration can make our world a better place, and the road there less angry, aggressive and divisive.”

The craftivist and author’s own venture into craftivism started when Sarah Corbett picked up a craft kit for a…

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