Betsy Greer, the "mother" of the Craftivism movement and author of the book of the same name, is profiled in Washington (DC) City Paper, in which she discusses how she came up with the concept:
"I always thought activism was something that involved holding a placard or yelling," Greer says. "I'd done that before and didn’t really like it. Then I was knitting in my apartment and thought,'‘How can this be used for change? How can activism be quiet?'"
Read it here