Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In

Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In

by Joan Tapper, Gale Zucker
     
 

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Join the Handmade Movement!

We make to give. We make to share. We make to connect with others. Crafters all over the world are using their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community.

Craft Activism is an inspiring celebration of this growing movement. Inside, dozens of superstars of this grassroots phenomenonSee more details below

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Join the Handmade Movement!

We make to give. We make to share. We make to connect with others. Crafters all over the world are using their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community.

Craft Activism is an inspiring celebration of this growing movement. Inside, dozens of superstars of this grassroots phenomenon share their experiences, tips, and advice on living, teaching, and promoting a more meaningful DIY lifestyle. Learn to craft for your cause, connect with other crafters, think green, organize a fair, host an online exchange, create yarn graffiti, and more. The book also includes 17 creative projects from designers who challenge you to reimagine how your craft skills can be used to make a difference. Whether you knit, sew, crochet, or collage—and even if you’re not sure where to begin—this book is your guide to the incredible power of handmade.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
There are numerous books about crafting for causes, but none has explored the intersection of craft and altruism with the level of detail found here. Tapper (Shear Spirit: Ten Fiber Farms, Twenty Patterns, and Miles of Yarn), inspired by a yarn graffiti installation in Washington state, explores the motivations of creative people who use their skills to make public statements about everything from the environment to the role of traditional "women's work" in contemporary society. There are a few familiar figures, such as Jenny Hart of the Sublime Stitching company, but most will be new to readers. The profiles and the projects that follow them are diverse, and readers are bound to find inspiration in this nicely curated volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307586834
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
35 MB
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