AntiCraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister

AntiCraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister



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AntiCraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister by Renee Rigdon, Zabet Stewart

Knitting, beading and stitching projects to make - or not. Whatever.

If you would describe your favorite crafts as "supercute" - no, let us rephrase: If the idea of handcrafting the most nauseatingly adorable plush bunny you've ever seen sets your heart atwitter - feel free to stop reading. We'll understand. Really.

If you're still reading, you may be cynical and fed up with syrupy crafts as we are. (Huzzah!) For you and your likeminded AntiCraftspeople, we have hand-selected twenty-five projects from the most talented crafters you'll never find in the mainstream (whatever that even means). Behold:

  • Creations your goody-goody little sister will roll her eyes at, including snake-motif thigh-highs and a duct-tape corset.
  • Tips and sidebars to celebrate (with as much enthusiasm as any of us can muster) your delightfully dark nature, including suggested mood-enhancers (soundtracks, movies, etc.) for making each and every item.
  • Basic techniques for knitting, crochet and jewelry-making virgins - complete with step-by-step photos to save you from the embarrassment of asking that annoyingly perky coworker for help.

Join us in the AntiCraft movement - where self-expression, no matter how socially unacceptable, is given a scalpel and room to operate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600610301
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

An avid seamstress, Renee has been designing knitwear for eight years. Her work has been published in Stitch 'n Bitch Nation and she has been teaching knitting, crochet and beading classes for the last two years.

Zabet is a lifelong artist and has been writing poetry, songs and short stories for more than a decade. She has been designing knitted objects for the last five years.

Table of Contents

Antifesto     6
Antiduction     8
Knitting     10
Snake Dance Thigh Highs     12
Gothic Glam Yule Hat     18
Belladonna Sleeves     22
Pop Art Skulls     25
Tough Baby     30
Skylla     36
Immaculate Heart     42
Yar!     46
Crochet     50
Brier Rose     52
Liza's Net     56
Lily     60
Dungeon Decor     63
Apothecary / 1 [Skull] Trouble Tote     68
Carrion     74
The Whilameenas     78
Sewing     84
Bad Eggs     86
Three Owls     91
Wheel of the Year     95
Miscellany     104
Forever Bound     106
Chandeliers     109
Midnight Star     112
A Blackbird's Secret     115
Tree of Life and Death     122
Graffiti     126
Techniques for Virgins     130
Master List of Abbreviations     130
Knitting     131
Crochet     145
Beading     153
Chainmail     154
Educate Thyself [Resources]     156
Index     157
Acknowledgments     158

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