I recently stumbled on the term "craftivism," which caught my interest. Fifteen years ago, Betsy Greer in the U.S. coined the word craftivism, and Sarah Corbett created the Craftivist Collective in the U.K. several years later. Craftivism is about crafting with a cause. Ms. Greer instigated the first Craftivism project entitled "You Are So Very Beautiful" in 2015. She asked her followers to create hand-stitched positive affirmations and encouraged them to leave them in public places for people to find. It is similar to the worldwide Art Abandonment movement, which I have been active for many years. The purpose is to create something beautiful or meaningful and abandon it for a random person to enjoy.
Become Inspired, One Stitch at a Time
Take a moment to watch this inspiring video that started a quiet crafting revolution. Visit the Craftivism Collective to see how people are crafting with a cause today.
The Crafting Club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your creative skills, and share your passion for creativity in a fun and supportive virtual environment.
Karen Parsons is an artist who loves to craft. Her years of experience as an author, designer, and instructor in the art and craft materials industry has allowed her to discover and share unique experiences in creativity.
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