Using craft as a force for good
We can find God in many places, the Holy Spirit working through people in so many ways. CRAFTIVISM is one of those. Christians are called to stand up for truth and justice and show compassion to those in need. Whilst Craftivism is not a christian movement it does this by using craft as a force for good.
What is Craftivism?
The term ‘craftivism’ is being used much more nowadays and the quickest explanation of craftivism is “craft + activism = craftivism.” However, this can make it appear that the craft and activism are in equal parts, in reality, when the Craftivist Collective talks about craftivism, they are normally talking about activism through craft or crafty activism – but craftivism sounds way better .
Craftivism is a peaceful creative way of reaching out to people. Making them aware of social and political issues. Craftivism projects aim to challenge people’s views and reach out to those who may not have previously accessed activism and groups for social change.
Craft is their method of campaigning but it is the political and social change that is the most important part. They enjoy craft and creating but are passionate about working towards a fairer society for all.
Their projects are fresh and provocative but above all inclusive. They use the non-threatening and fun medium of craft to get people to stop, think and act on global issues such as poverty and injustice. It’s also a friendly way to help us tackle our personal daemons.
To learn more about craftivism watch the very interesting BCBC 4 documentary on the BBC iPlayer
'Craftivism: Making a difference' hosted by Jenny Eclair.
Have a look on the internet and see what’s out there. You may be inspired to join in with an existing project or use this to set up your own craftivist project.
Yarn storming: Lauren O'Farrell - Deadly Knitshade
Craftivist Collective: Sarah Corbett
Mini protest banners - hung in places for people to find
Workshops in craftivism
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I am a wife, sister, friend and in the past I have been a nurse in the NHS, an Acupuncturist and since 2014 I've been an ordained minister in the Church of England. At the moment I am the vicar of four rural parishes in South Warwickshire.
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We are smear ready: Helen Baker
The numbers of women attending for health check smear testing is at an all time low. Helen Baker and fellow Craftivists made hundreds of miniature knickers for Cervical Screening Awareness week.
Last year a Chocolaterie even made chocolate pants to give out as gifts to raise awareness.
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