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Craftivism : the art of craft and activism

Craftivism : the art of craft and activism / edited by Betsy Greer.
Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2014.
Physical Description
219 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. In these essays, interviews, and images, craftivists from four continents reveal how they are changing the world with their art. Through examples that range from community embroidery projects, stitching in prisons, revolutionary ceramics, AIDS activism, yarn bombing, and crafts that facilitate personal growth, Craftivism provides imaginative examples of how crafters can be creative and altruistic at the same time. Artists profiled in the book are from the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Asia, and their crafts include knitting, crocheting, sewing, textiles, pottery, and ceramics. There's the Brooklyn writer who creates large-scale site-specific knitted installations; the British woman who runs sewing and quilting workshops for community building and therapy; the Indonesian book maker and organizer of a DIY craft center; and the Oxford, UK, cultural theorist and designer dressmaker. A wonderful sense of optimism and possibility pervades the book: the inspiring notion that being crafty can really make the world a better place."--Publisher's website.
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Added to Catalog
May 05, 2015
Knitting craftivism: from my sofa to yours / Betsy Greer
Guerrilla kindness / Sayraphim Lothian
Blood bag project / Leigh Bowser
Charity quilting / Susan Beal
Daily narratives and enduring images: the love encased by craft / Inga Hamilton
Don't get angry, get cross-stitch! / Jamie Chalmers
Better, drawn / Simon Moreton
Ugly on purpose: demystifying the enemy / Kim Werker
Craft: embracing empowerment and equality / Faythe Levine
Power of upcycling / Becky Striepe
Stitching for sisters / Rebecca Addison
Interview with Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet
Crafting resistance / Otto von Busch
Real time fashion / Mila Burcikova
Yarn bomb yukon / Jessica Vellenga
Interview with Gabriel Craig
On golden joinery and mending / JP Flintoff
Bare root studio / Angie Lanham True
How a knitted mouse made me a craftivist / Lauren O'Farrell
Shefftopia picnic / Abi Nielsen
Interview with Craft Cartel (Rayna Fahey and Casey Jenkins)
Making mirrors: craft tactics in the age of ongoing AIDS / L.J. Roberts
Sewing voices: the Arpilleristas and the women of the Adithi collective / Heather Strycharz
Cleaning beaches project / Clare Thomas
Interview with Carrie Reichardt
Stitching it together / Leanne Prain
Interview with Rachael Matthews
Suffragette banners / Sian Lile-Pastore and Sara Huws
Creating Tobucil & Klabs: the making of Bandung, Indonesia's first info space / Tarlen Handayani
Interview with Maria Molteni of NCAA Net Works
Craft in mind / Deirdre Buckley
Giving voice through craftivism / Catherine West
Uterus flag project / Terrilynn
Interview with Sarah Corbett of the Craftivist Collective.
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