Paperback Edition: How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest


In today’s world it’s easy to feel helpless, but here is a book to initiate debates rather than shouting matches, to enable collaboration in place of confrontation. Gentleness can be a great strength, and quiet action can sometimes speak as powerfully amid the noise as the loudest voice. And if we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair… shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair?


Interwoven with my personal stories of causes addresses are ideas and suggestions for every novice craftivist. From how to think about the medium itself, to looking at colour, fonts, size and message, here is inspiration for every detail of your creation.


18 Chapters (in four parts). 320 pages and 87,000 words. How to Be a Craftivist: the art of gentle protest is the older & wiser sister of my A Little Book of Craftivism to help you be the most effective craftivist possible and full of transferable skills to use in other situations where gentle protest is needed. An interesting book for anyone wanting to be the change they wish to see in the world (whether they like craft or not ;p)


This book is a manifesto for quiet activism: how to tackle issues not with shouting and aggression but with gentle protest, using the process of ‘making’ to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect change. I share my  journey from burnt-out activist, tired of marching, confrontation and demonizing opposition, towards a more respectful activism: using craft to contemplate global issues, provoke thought and start conversations rather than arguments; to engage, empower and encourage people on and offline to become part of change in the face of injustice, inequality and prejudice.


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About the author: Sarah Corbett an award-winning activist and Ashoka Fellow. She grew up in a low-income area in the UK and was campaigning from a very young age on local and global issues. She was a professional campaigner, most recently with Oxfam GB and Christain Aid. She set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009 after demand, providing projects, tools and services to individuals, groups and organisations wanting to learn effective craftivism. Her unique ‘gentle protest’ methodology has helped change laws, policies, hearts and minds. She is now one of the leading spokespeople in the craftivism movement. Sarah has worked with art institutions, such as the Tate galleries and the Victoria and Albert Museum; charities, such as Unicef, Mind and the Climate Coalition; cult jewellers Tatty Devine; Secret Cinema and many others. She has taught her approach to craftivism at universities around the world including Bauhaus University in Germany and Parsons New School in New York City and helped create the Craftivism badge for Girl Guides in the UK. Her first book, A Little Book of Craftivism, was published October 2013. She lives in East London.

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Unbound; 2nd edition edition (19 Sept. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783528435
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783528431
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.3 x 19.3 cm

RRP £10.99 so you save 99p!;p

Optional extra: have your book signed & wrapped as a gift for someone (that could be you hehe) – PLEASE say in the notes in your order process if you want your book wrapped, ribboned and who you want the book to be addressed to so I (Sarah) don’t write your name if it’s a gift for someone else! x

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