114: Craftivism with Betsy Greer

Betsy Greer is well known for her work in Craftivism. Betsy had a long journey, via an elitist art crowd, before finding out that crafts were here thing, and crafters “her people”.

Parental note: this episode contains a few expletives.

Betsy Greer is a crafter, activist, “godmother of craftivism”. Betsy has a B.A. in English Lit, and an M.A. in sociology. Her dissertation was on knitting, DIY culture and community development.

Visit Betsy’s website:

Sharing how acts of making can be used for good and help us connect, thrive + find joy.

The Dear Textiles project is people’s stories of using textiles to help find resilience. People take part by emailing their stories to Betsy.

You Are So Very Beautiful is a project that involves Betsy stitching affirmations and leaving them in places for people to find. To take part people simply create affirmations, leave them somewhere and share them with Betsy via her website or social media hashtag #yasvb

Recommended photography book: Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes

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