Several people have asked over the past few days about what constitutes craftivism. Basically, it’s any crafted item that gets a message across – whether personal or political. Many people feel more comfortable with gentle ways to encourage change rather than being confrontational, and what better way to get your message across and gain attention than via a unique item rather than a letter? Send a felt bumblebee to your MP to make your point about conserving pollinators and they are certainly more likely to remember it than if you send them an e-mail.
Over the past few days I have been working on a message that is close to my heart. Here is my latest creation, made for our craftivism exhibition:
Do you have a message you’d like to share with the world? Perhaps you can make your voice heard more effectively than simply shouting.