TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A group of Topeka woman is mixing crafting and activism.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the women call themselves The Craftivists. The group has its roots in a crafting night four friends had together.
Two years ago, the focus shifted when the women made handmade cards and poems for then-Gov. Mark Parkinson. The notes were a thank-you for restoring funding to Planned Parenthood and a criticism for his work with Sunflower Electric Power Corp. on a power plant expansion in Holcomb.
Now, the women’s projects include jewelry, buttons and pendants. They also turn old windows into art to create something they call The Craftivist Window.
The women have started selling their work in order to be able to buy more supplies. They donate some of the money to charities.