Some Press

To obtain press releases, high-res images or any more information on the Collective, please email us, DM us on Twitter (@craftivists) or message us on Facebook.

Below are just some examples of media we have gained. We also have lovely blogger supporters who write about our projects, events and use our images to provoke discussion on issues they care about.


French TV channel Canal+ filmed us for their travel documentary series ‘Realisation’ on London


The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine (2nd Edition 2010) by Rozsika Parker. This a seen as  a classic  re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and  embroidery and has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major breakthrough in art history and criticism, and fostered the emergence of today’s dynamic and expanding crafts movements. This second edition has a new Introduction that brings the book up to date with exploration of the stitched art of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, as well as the work of new young female and male embroiderers and we happen to be in the new Introduction! 🙂

The State of Craft, October 2011. Edited by Victoria Woodcock. Craft book from the team behind the hit Making Stuff (Black Dog Publishing 2006). It featuress over 60 clearly explained step-by-step ideas (including ours!) ranging from pom-pom necklaces and cross-stitched tote bags to jam-jar lamps and old-jumper pouffes. Interviews with craftsters provide further inspiration and a how-to section covers the basics of knitting, crochet and sewing. Craft’s second wave is upon us – it’s time to break away from the high street and into your toolbox! 

How to Change The World: We all want to live in a better world, but sometimes it feels that we lack the ability or influence to make a difference. John-Paul Flintoff offers a powerful reminder that through the generations, society has been transformed by the actions of individuals who understood that if they didn’t like something, they could change it. Combining fresh new insights from history, politics and modern culture, this book will give you a sense of what might just be possible, as well as the inspiration and the courage you need to go about improving and changing the world we live in. 

Also featured in the books:

The Queen Of Craft by Penguin by Jazz Domino Holly,Material world: The Modern Craft Bible by Perri Lewis (out October 2012), How To Change the World (School of Life) by J P Flintoff (out May 2012) amongst others

Print Media:

The Times: Saturday 10th December 2011 on cover, cover of Saturday Review and part of a double page feature on 5 ‘New Tribes’

The Big Issue North 10th-16th October 2011 as a double page feature, also mentioned on the cover and content page

Oh Comely magazine issue 9 (March 2012): Interview, photoshoot and 3 craftivism projects illustrated

The Observer Magazine, February 2010

Soho House Magazine #14

Adbusters (Issue 98) UK, USA/Canada and Australia editions, Green Parent, Escape Magazine (Russian magazine), Pica Pica Magazine, Spindle magazine, numerous zines…

Soon to be Time Out, Lost in London magazine and more


A selection of online media

MTV Staying Alive

A profile on “My Right to be a Craftivist”

British Museum (and led a Twitter Debate with British Museum with V&A)

Amelia’s Magazine

Mr X Stitch (first time) (second time)

Cooler magazine:

Otesha: blog and video

Aswell as writing for the The British Museum blog in the lead up to Grayson Perry’s exhibition on Unknown Craftspeople and being interviewed and covered in amongst others: Otesha UK, Cellar Door Magazine,  Hannamade, Fryingpanfire, The Comment Factory, Sketchbook, Radical Cross Stitch, Otesha, Origin London, Ink-d Gallery, Arts Hub, Banksy Forum, Cooler magazine, Reject Apathy and more