Craftivism: Stitchable Changemaker workshop

Sarah P Corbett
An opportunity to slow down and stitch, completing a tangible craftivism project to take home as a form of ‘Gentle Protest’. No craft skill needed!


1:00PM – 2:00PM

Crescent Arts Centre, University Road, Belfast


Sarah Corbett, the award-winning activist, author and founder of the global Craftivist Collective will host a craftivism (craft + activism) workshop offering the opportunity to ‘slow down and stitch’, completing a tangible craftivism project to take home as a form of ‘Gentle Protest’.

Join this quiet workshop providing a safe space with soothing smells, sounds and create a physical tool to encourage you to be the best global citizen you can be each day.

Stitch by therapeutic stitch, as you reveal the face of your chosen changemaker, reflect on the values threaded through them and their lives to help you reflect on how you can be part of the positive change you wish to see in our fragile world.

Limited to 15 adults per workshop. All craft resources supplied and ethically sourced. No craft skills needed. Suitable for 14+

Sarah Corbett is an award-winning activist, founder of the global Craftivist Collective and author of ‘How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’. Sarah has helped change government laws, business policies as well as hearts and minds through her kind and creative form of campaigning.

Sarah grew up in a low-income area of Liverpool into an activist family squatting to save social houses at the age of 3 (they won) as well as campaigning on global issues, winning lockers for her school aged 17 when her Head Teacher said it would be impossible and has worked as a professional activism manager for over a decade for Oxfam GB, Christian Aid and the UK Department for International Development.

Creating DIY kits, products, books and tools for individuals and groups around the world, she has also worked with charities such as Save the Children and Mind, the mental health organisation, arts institutions such as Tate and V&A amongst others and focuses on reaching new audiences with unusual allies such as Secret Cinema and Tatty Devine. She teaches her unique ‘Gentle Protest’ approach to activism in universities around the world from Parsons New School NYC to Helsinki University. Her talk ‘Activism Needs Introverts’ was chosen as a TED Talk of the Day and has over 1million views. Her book How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest is available in paperback. Her new book The Craftivist Collective Handbook is published 2nd May 2024.

Event Partner: Craft NI


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