On Thursday 5th October we were delighted to attend the launch of the new book by Sarah Corbett of Craftivists Collective, 'How To Be A Craftivist'.
The launch took place at Drink, Shop and Do, a venue we are familiar with as we run craft workshops there, but we were delighted to see the transformed as it had recently been redecorated, and then decorated with Craftivists books, projects kits, and hand stitched messages!
The Make Escape have long been advocates of the Craftivisits message of activism through the gentle protest of handmade crafts. f you attended our Free craft night back July at the Hackney Attic this year you may remember the Craftivists team launching the fantastic new kit, 'A Positive Note', in collaboration and support Mind, the mental health charity.
On the night you could make one of these kits, or one of their other projects . We opted to each make a 'Stitchable Changemaker', Mia sewing a historical Abraham Lincoln in the Craftivist colour scheme; and Momtaz, in her usual colourful flair, created the visage of Malala.
The book itself is rather eye-catching, and won't look amiss next to classics on your bookshelf. It's a beautifully written book with no jargon. Sarah has a knack for explaining complicated things really well and you'll feel really inspired by her honesty and openness. The book has a lot of answers and concepts - rather than read it in one go, enjoy reading it slowing and take it all in there's some fascinating stuff in there and you don't want to miss any of it.
Well done to Sarah for her hard work in creating the book, and a round of applause to all of the fellow Craftivists who have supported her over the years.
See the blog post from our free craft night with the soft launch of the 'A Positive Note' here.
See more from Craftivists at here.
See more from Mind and their Crafternoon movement here.