Craft Activism: People , Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In is such an inspiring book! If you have ever made anything then you know how good you feel after. Even better if you give it away to someone who needs it! Or if you teach someone how to do something…I could go on with all the ways crafting is good, I don’t need to because that’s what Craft Activism is all about. I didn’t need anything more than the cover to get me inspired! Check out my latest 2 banners, a Halloween Recycled book page coffin banner and my Thanksgiving “Be Thankful” banner inspired by the row of mittens beautifully arranged on a cloths line with little clothes pins.
More about the super inspiring and packed full of great ideas and patterns book from Potter Craft:
Joan Tapper, Gale Zucker and Faythe Levine
“Join the Handmade Movement!
We make to give. We make to share. We make to connect with others. Crafters all over the world are using their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community.
Craft Activism is an inspiring celebration of this growing movement. Inside, dozens of superstars of this grassroots phenomenon share their experiences, tips, and advice on living, teaching, and promoting a more meaningful DIY lifestyle. Learn to craft for your cause, connect with other crafters, think green, organize a fair, host an online exchange, create yarn graffiti, and more. The book also includes 17 creative projects from designers who challenge you to reimagine how your craft skills can be used to make a difference. Whether you knit, sew, crochet, or collage—and even if you’re not sure where to begin—this book is your guide to the incredible power of handmade.“
By Stefanie Girard