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Craftivism : the art of craft and activism  Cover Image Book Book

Craftivism : the art of craft and activism / edited by Betsy Greer.

Greer, Betsy, (editor.).

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  • ISBN: 9781551525341
  • ISBN: 1551525348
  • ISBN: 9781551525358
  • ISBN: 1551525356
  • Physical Description: 219 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Handicraft > Social aspects.
Handicraft > Political aspects.
Social movements.
Social action.
Art, Modern > 21st century.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 745.5 GREER (Text) 505319 Non-Fiction Available -

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