Make things for life, not just for Christmas

Making things is pleasurable (if frustrating at times, but that is, in part at least, the point) but it is also about refusing consent and (re)learning just how much we can do for ourselves.

In a world where just about everything has been commodified, and our worth is judged by our ability to spend (even if that spending relies on credit cards and, increasingly, on payday loans) making for ourselves is one of the most political things we can do. The wonderful ‘Craftivist Collective’ bring the politics of craft to the surface in their ‘Little Book of Craftivism’.

Little Book of Craftivism

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