craftivism by Betsy Greer

Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism

by Betsy Greer

The Brooklyn writer who creates large-scale site-specific knitted installations; the British woman who runs sewing and quilting workshops for community building and therapy; the Indonesian book maker and organizer of a DIY craft center; and the Oxford, England, cultural theorist and dress designer.

The artists profiled in the book are from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Asia, and their crafts with purpose include knitting, crocheting, sewing, textiles, pottery, and ceramics.

A wonderful sense of optimism and possibility pervades this book: the inspiring notion that being crafty really can make the world a better place.