Browsing the "Craftivism" Category

Your Found Feather Craft Project is Probably Illegal

May 29th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

If you spend any time outdoors, you come across the occasional bird feather. And if you simply enjoy collecting natural objects, or if you enjoy crafting with them, you probably want to pick up that feather, take it home with you, and display it or make a pretty feather craft pretty with it. Did you know that's probably illegal

How can crafters help the homeless?

May 14th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

The plarn sleeping mats movement is gaining steam! What began at a church in Chicago has spread all the way south to Louisiana. Luling, Louisiana's Wayne Abadie heard about Chicago's Bag Mat Project and wanted to do the same thing in his own town

In Bolivia, Knitters Treat Heart Defects

April 8th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

With the advent of 3D printing, I think that there's been a sea change that is leading innovators towards the idea of more local, individual, custom-fitted treatment parts.

Keurig K-Cups are Killing our Planet

March 9th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

An ounce of waste for every cup of coffee--that's what Keurig is doing to our planet. And I'm pretty sure that all the glue guns in the world can't fix this problem

How to Make a Sandwich Board

February 20th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

Whether you've got a craft fair, street festival, urban yard sale, protest rally, or, yes, Girl Scout cookie booth in the works, a DIY sandwich board is an excellent, albeit old-school, way to get the word out. Here's how to make a sandwich board with materials that you can get for free

Craftivism in Action: Embroidering Against Sexism

October 31st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Crafter Marie Brian - aka The Cotton Floozy on Instagram - was fed up with hateful and sexist comments on her blog. Rather than start a flame war, Brian grabbed her embroidery needle in a stunning example of craftivism

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