What do you get when you combine needlework, social justice, introvert-friendly activism and a good-sized dose of whimsy? A whole new form of craft-based activism: craftivism, if you will.
This month, we interviewed Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective. As she says:
Craftivism is activism using craft methods: provoking people to think about global injustices in a non threatening, non preachy way, normally as street art or as gifts to people, and through cross-stitch, hand-embroidery and other craft methods.
Read our interview to find out why Sarah thinks Craftivism is a great antidote to activism burnout, why it suits introverts, and how she was inspired by her nan.
p.s. Still haven't had enough? Watch what happened when Otesha friend & comedian Josie Long got her craft on with the collective.