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
October 29th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Craft an elegram and save the elephants!
October 16th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Kids with parents who have the time and energy or money and energy to provide them with pre-reading supplies to enrich their learning shouldn't be the only kids who have pre-reading supplies to enrich their learning.
October 15th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
In a stunning example of craftivism, the artists at Ocean Sole are transforming an eyesore into a statement about waste. And effecting change while they're at it!
September 5th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
You deserve the right to fix your own stuff
July 14th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
One woman found her peaceful "Knit-in" demonstration abruptly ended by her arrest on July
July 12th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Many crafters are opting to boycott Hobby Lobby. If you want to shop elsewhere but need some ideas, we've got seven of them for you!
July 9th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
We're going to get a little bit political up in here today. Let' talk a bit about the Hobby Lobby birth control case and what it means
July 2nd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Got a broken thing? Don't pitch it. Fix it! Here are lots of ways to repair instead of replace
June 30th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
The city of Leawood, Kansas, taught one little kid a very important lesson about local government this month:
That it sucks
June 17th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Want to invite pollinators to your garden? Try this awesome DIY beehive made with mason jars!
June 4th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Chicago artist Jim Bachor is turning Chicago potholes into art one mosaic at a time
May 24th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Urban beautification can have meanings big and small. These are some of my favorite craftivist projects focused on making urban spaces a little kinder
May 21st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
If you live in an urban area, you've probably seen basketball courts with missing nets or - almost sadder - nets that are falling apart. Those empty hoops are more than an eyesore, though. They signal to kids in these areas that we don't care about them. This amazing example of craftivism in action aims to fix that problem
May 14th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Artist Ali Golzad gives a face to traumatized children in these beautifully haunting examples of craftivism in action
May 3rd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
We're on a vintage craftivism roll here this week! On Wednesday I shared Betsy Greer's 48 Weeks of Historical Craftivism. The video below is yet another example of craftivism before we knew what that really was. It's part of a series of videos on upcycling called At Your Fingertips. It's a little bit hokey but also sort of amazing
April 30th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
My awesome friend Betsy Greer - the woman who coined the term craftivism - is doing a weekly historical craftivism feature on her blog. And it's brimming with inspiration
April 9th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Pollinators like native bees are an important part of any healthy garden. Here's how to build a native bee habitat with wood left over from other projects!
March 31st, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Our local food pantry badly needed something fun (and quiet and still) for kiddos to do while their parents shopped for groceries
January 25th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Project Junktopia uses craftivism to shine a light on consumer waste, and it does it beautifully. Check out these videos!
January 14th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
We recently shared an article on extreme seed bombs that you fire out of a shotgun. A couple of folks have asked about how to make seed bombs with a little bit less firepower, and it reminded me about the article below that I wrote back in 2008 for Ecolocalizer. It's a simple seed bomb recipe, no shotgun shells required
January 11th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
When tossed responsibly, seed bombs can be a fun way to add green to blighted areas, and the Flower Shell project wants to take them to the next level