Craft Action Collective

Craft Action Collective

Want to creatively challenge injustice, but don’t know where to start?

SAW is starting a creative group which will seek to think deeply and respond to injustices in a gentle, careful way through craft and printmaking.

With courage and care we’ll talk, discuss and make together. It’s quiet activism for everyone, including introverts, where we’ll use the medium of craft to stand alongside others.

All sessions are FREE, to book a place: gemma@saw-newcastle.org


During 2022, we provisionally plan to have a session every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from April.

Tue 12 & 26 Apr, 6.30-8pm // Craft Action Collective: Seed paper & printing

On 12 April*, collectively create seed paper and chat about why and how we should care for the natural world as individuals and as community.

*The 12 April session has been postponed. This session will provisionally now take place on Tuesday 14th June, 6:30 – 8pm.

On 26 April, we’ll respond to eco issues through the medium of print. Our prints will incorporate our seed paper to create a unique conversation starter.

Tue 10 & 24 May, 6.30-8pm // Craft Action Collective: Dyes from plants

Our May sessions are in particular high demand – you will need to book a place. Places are limited to 15 for the dyeing sessions because we need to order specific materials in advance. You may be placed on a waiting list if the session is fully booked.

On 10 May, we’ll make inks and dyes using plants commonly recognised as weeds.

On 24 May, we’ll block print and paint napkins with our plant-based dyes. Using natural patterns and colours attractive to bees, we’ll explore bees’ connection to the food we eat and how best to protect them

Face Masks & Covid precautions (updated 5 April 2022)

We are encouraging visitors to our exhibitions and events to still wear face masks when inside the building. We have many different friends in our community and for some Covid is still a big risk. So please be kind, caring and considerate to those around you, as we seek to care for everyone in our communities and put others before ourselves.

Craft Action Collective will have a maximum of 15 – 20 participants per session. We’ll ensure windows and doors are open for maximum ventilation. We’ll also provide hand sanitiser.