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Hannah Bullivant explores the merging of Crafts and Activism.
Written by Hannah Bullivant
Illustration By Ali Haines
As far as combinations go, craft and activism is a particularly thrilling one for me; akin to jeggings (jeans and leggings) coatigans (coat and cardigan) and discovering that Nutella goes really well with dark Ryvita’s (try it). So it was with excitement that I stumbled across the Craftivist Collective. They are a group combining craft and activism and particularly seek to engage people who haven’t previously had much involvement or interest in politics and activism. I was intrigued and decided to attend a meeting. I set out with trepidation as previous experience dictates that political activism meetings can sometimes be awkward, occasionally frightening, probably attended by bonkers people or all of the above.
But my fears were quickly allayed. The group meets every third Thursday of the month in the Royal Festival… read more