Browsing the "Craftivism" Category

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


Craftivism in Action: NCAA Net Works

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


At Your Fingertips: Vintage Film Series Taught Upcycling Before it Was Cool

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



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