Resources for Students

29 Sep Resources for Students

I love that students around the world are studying our unique ‘Gentle Protest’ approach to craftivism and activism. From design courses to political sciences, psychology courses to find art, I’m always amazed at what course Reading Lists our books end up on!

Whether you are studying our work as part of a course at high school, college or university (degree level, masters or even PhD) below are resources to help you with your studies and your practice as gentle craftivists (we learn best by doing *hint hint* and by doing the work we are also helping society – win win!)

Sadly, I do not have capacity to answer all of the emails from individuals with their own questions since I run the Craftivist Collective as a one-woman-band (I hope you understand). Please feel free to quote anything said in the resources below and you can use images from Flickr here (please accredit Craftivist Collective).

1. BBC Radio 4 ‘FourThought’ entitled ‘Craftivism: Gentle Protest’ (14minutes) HERE & full manuscript HERE

Recording my BBC Radio 4 ‘Four Thought’ September 2020 broadcast to millions of listeners 3 times and now available permanently on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds App

2. A Craftivist’s Manifesto took 6 months to make and explain our ways of doing craftivism as well as hint at why we don’t do other types of craftivism (available in 6 languages so far with more planned here)

3. How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest (Paperback edition 2019) is the best place to find all the answers I have including methodology, theory, case studies and feedback. Order HERE or from your nearest independent ethical bookshop.

4. TED Talk of the Week: Activism Needs Introverts 

5. Podcast interview on So Good with Branden Harvey (2018)  here. I give lots of podcast interviews you can search for online to listen to as well.


6.  Our Kits and tools here are full of in-depth instructions, crafter-thought questions to reflect on whilst you stitch, suggested message ideas as well as top tips to be the most effective craftivist. Plus I always think that if you are going to write about a practice, it’s worth having a go yourself 🙂

Mini Banner unboxed

7. Why To craftivism videos x 5 explaining the important elements to each of our kits and projects.

8. Views of craftivists taking part in our workshops (each video is a few minutes long):

There are many other resources you can search for online.

Best of luck with your studies and I hope your research leads you to becoming a practicing gentle effective craftivist too !:) x

  • heather ofitserov
    Posted at 22:24h, 25 June Reply

    this looks great, I already have a small sewing group who I know would be in to doing something like this. but I will need a strong focus and more background . I will keep researching. thanks for an amazing stepping stone and for sharing this awesome idea!!!!

    • Craftivist Collective
      Posted at 20:05h, 29 June Reply

      Best of luck with your work 🙂

  • Suna Ester Snyman
    Posted at 17:57h, 09 January Reply

    Dear Sarah, your resources are clear, well written and a great stel-by-step guide. Thank you for making these sources available to everyone who is interested. Kind regards from Suna, Cape Town, South Africa 09.01.2020

    • Craftivist Collective
      Posted at 18:53h, 09 January Reply

      Thank you for your kind words Suna 🙂 I’m so glad these resources are helpful to you and I can’t wait to hear more about your ‘Cape Town Craftivists’ group plans x

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