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Betsy Greer

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I'm a craft nerd who wrote Knitting for Good in 2008 and will be coming out with a craftivism anthology, Craftivism The Art of Craft and Activism in the spring of 2014. I've also written essays for books like Extra Ordinary Craft and Contemporary Art and Handmade Nation. I like Lionel Richie's smooth jams, teatime, and the seaside.

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Knitting for Good!: A Guide...

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Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
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A short, but excellent reminder that you need to put yourself out there (literally "show your work!) creatively in order gain influence and/or make sales that is more about connecting and less about getting in other's faces.
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South African Township Barbershops & Salons by Simon Weller
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A fascinating look into township barbershops in South Africa and their respective signs. A quick read, but an interesting one, especially if you're interested in how these underground barbershops exist and then offer their business.
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Love Sense by Sue Johnson
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An interesting look at relationships from an attachment theory perspective. More about how we should "lean in" (although the author didn't use this phrase, I kept thinking it) our relationships instead of the opposite.
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A Little Book of Craftivism by Sarah Corbett
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A little book that is a great primer to what craftivism is!
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Bead Simple by Susan Beal
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I learned that I never have to buy jewelry from a store now! Am free from mass-production accessories! (Disclaimer: I also contributed a pattern to this book.)
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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An interesting look in how people become masters of their respective fields.
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The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
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Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
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I read this book in one sitting, and it was a really good reminder of what it means to be creative. In that, we all "steal" from others, but the key is to then add your voice to the mix. Two quotes that I took from the book as especially insightful, ...more
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The Places That Scare You by Pema Chödrön
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Pema is brilliant in this, as she always is. I love her candidacy and openness to take you on a journey within yourself that ultimately betters you by strengthening you.
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“True magic happens when we create with our hands and dream from our hearts.”
Betsy Greer, Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch




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