Betsy Greer

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Betsy Greer is a writer, editor, maker and speaker credited with popularizing the term Craftivism.[1]


Greer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1975 and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998) and her M.A. in Sociology from Goldsmiths College in London (2004). Greer currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.[2]


Knitting for Good! (2008)

Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism (2014)

External links[edit]

craft + activism = craftivism

Rob Walker, The D.I.Y. Revolutionaries Of The Pussyhat Project, The New Yorker, 25 January 2017

Alexandra Hart, Knitters Turn to Craftivism to Protest Trump's Presidency, Texas Standard, 20 January 2017

Stephanie Buck, Women Craftivists are Reclaiming Domesticity as a Silent Form of Protest, Timeline, 22 November 2016

Holley Simmons, Betsy Greer's Craftivism Trades Picket Signs for Knitting Needles, Washington City Paper, 11 June 2014


  1. ^ Rozsika Parker. The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
  2. ^ Vivian Liddell. Peachy Keen Podcast, Episode 4: Betsy Greer.