Author: Sarah Corbett

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783524081

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 6608

How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: how to tackle issues not with shouting and aggression but with gentle protest, using the process of ‘making’ to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect change. Sarah Corbett – professional campaigner and founder of the Craftivist Collective – shares her journey from burnt-out activist, tired of marching, confrontation and demonizing opposition, towards a more respectful activism: using craft to contemplate global issues, provoke thought and start conversations rather than arguments; to engage, empower and encourage people on and offline to become part of change in the face of injustice, inequality and prejudice. Interwoven with Sarah’s personal stories of causes fought are ideas and suggestions for every novice craftivist. From how to think about the medium itself, to looking at colour, fonts, size and message, here is inspiration for every detail of your creation. In today’s world it’s easy to feel helpless, but here is a book to initiate debates rather than shouting matches, to enable collaboration in place of confrontation. Gentleness can be a great strength, and quiet action can sometimes speak as powerfully amid the noise as the loudest voice. And if we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair... shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair?
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Author: Sarah Corbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908714077

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 5806

An inspirational introduction to the ideas of the Craftivist Collective; a worldwide group of activists using craft as their medium.
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People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In

Author: Joan Tapper,Gale Zucker

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307586839

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1744

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.
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The Art of Craft and Activism

Author: Betsy Greer

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

ISBN: 1551525356

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 4101

Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection where craft and activism meet; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. With interviews and profiles of craftivists who are changing the world with their art, and 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 United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, 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, England, cultural theorist and dress designer. A wonderful sense of optimism and possibility pervades the book: the inspiring notion that being crafty can really make the world a better place. Betsy Greer is a writer, crafter, researcher, and the author of Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social and Political Change Stitch by Stitch. She also runs the blog craftivism.com and believes that creativity and positive activism can save not only the soul, but also the world.
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35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist

Author: Lara Neel,Heather Marano

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510731393

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 3870

Knit, sew, and craft your way to self-empowerment. Are you a Nasty Woman ready to smash the patriarchy with a needle and thread? Proudly proclaim your feminism with your very own DIY Bleeding Heart T-shirt? Or stage a protest with the rest of the girls, wearing knitted Pussyhats? Be part of the revolution by reclaiming the "domestic" arts of knitting, sewing, and more—to channel your feminist rage. With pictures, step-by-step instructions, bonus patterns, and tips for crafters of all skill levels from beginner to advanced, Crafting the Resistance is the book for women’s rights activists on a DIY path to self-determination. Put your homemaking and protesting skills to the test with thirty-five girl-powered, easy-to-make, kickass projects such as: "Snowflake" knitted wristers "Bleeding Heart" T-shirt Clear vinyl protest tote bag to speed up security screenings The Pussyhat as knitted hats, holiday ornaments, throw pillows, and cat beds “Nasty Nag” zippered pouch Well read bookmarks And More! Take politics into your own hands, literally, and craft your message out into the world. Including an essay and quotes on the history and importance of craftivism, Crafting the Resistance is the ultimate book for political crafters, DIY activists, empowered protestors, and any woman—or man—who is part of the resistance.
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A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike Botanicals

Author: Tiffanie Turner

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0399578382

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 264

View: 7263

An inspiring, practical and gorgeous guide to crafting the most realistic and artful paper flowers for arrangements, art, décor, wearables and more, from San Francisco botanical artist Tiffanie Turner. The Fine Art of Paper Flowers is an elevated art and craft guide that features complete step-by-step instructions for over 30 of Tiffanie Turner’s widely admired, unique, lifelike paper flowers and their foliage, from bougainvillea to English roses to zinnias. In the book, Turner also guides readers through making her signature giant paper peony, shares all of her secrets for special paper treatments, candy-striping, playing with color and creating botanical imperfections, and shows how to turn paper flowers into gorgeous garlands, headdresses, bouquets and more. These stunning creations can be made from simple and inexpensive materials and the book's detailed tutorials and beautiful photography make it easy to achieve dramatic and lifelike results.
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Post-Growth Fashion

Author: Kate Fletcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317297814

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 4643

This book explores the ‘craft of use’, the cultivated, ordinary and ingenious ideas and practices that promote satisfying and resourceful use of garments, presenting them as an alternative, dynamic, experiential frame with which to articulate and foster sustainability in the fashion sector. Here Kate Fletcher provides a broad imagining of sustainability in fashion that gives attention to tending and wearing garments, and favours their use as much as their creation. She offers a diversified view of fashion beyond the market and the market’s purpose and reveals fashion provision and expression in a world not dependent on continuous consumption. Framing design and use as a single whole, the book uncovers a more contingent and time-dependent role for design in sustainability, recognising that garments, while sold as a product, are lived as a process. Drawing from stories and portrait photography that document the ways in which members of the public from across three continents use their clothes, and the work of seven international design teams seeking to amplify these use practices, Craft of Use presents a changed social narrative for fashion, borne out of ideas of satisfaction and interdependence, of action, knowledge and human agency, that glimpses fashion post-growth.
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Author: Saori Yamazaki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0553447963

Category: Dogs in art

Page: 112

View: 9220

"Whether they adore their pugs, or wish they had a Pomeranian, dog lovers of all stripes will fall in love with these miniature versions of two dozen beloved breeds. Simple needle-felting instructions require only a small amount of wool and are easy enough for crafters to customize an homage to their own adorable mutts."
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Author: Keiko Nakazawa

Publisher: Japan Publications Trading

ISBN: 9784889962062

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 97

View: 3902

Flowers. . .gardens. . . seasonal motifs such as snowflakes and angels. . . traditional Japanese designs like Kabuki masks and geisha. . . animals. . . scenes. . .all these and many others become delightful greeting cards that are even more special because they're hand-made. Here are easy-to-follow directions-as well as cut-out templates-for creating 60 different, intricate-looking designs. Twenty-four color illustrations of the finished projects are followed by step-by-step instructions and diagrams. Whether it's to say, "Merry Christmas," "Happy Spring," "Just thinking of you," or "Get well soon," readers will find inspiration and hours of enjoyment in this beautiful and practical book.
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The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design

Author: Faythe Levine,Cortney Heimerl

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Pr

ISBN: 9781568987873

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 3431

The heart of the new wave of craft is the community. Participants share ideas and encouragement through websites, bless, boutiques, galleries, and craft fairs. Together they have forged a new economy and lifestyle based on creativity, determination, and networking. Faythe Levine has traveled 19,000 miles to document the handmade scene in the film Handmade Nation, and she and Cortney Heimerl bring together the raw, fresh, and radical results in this comprehensive book. Twenty-four artists from Olympia, Washington, to Providence, Rhode Island, and everywhere in between show their work and discuss their lives. Texts by Andrew Wagner, Garth Johnson, Callie Janoff, Betsy Greer, and Susan Seal supply a critical view to the tight-knit community. For those who are a part of the emerging handmade nation, or just interested in viewing it from afar, this book is an essential introduction.
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A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch

Author: Betsy Greer

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822481

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 228

View: 2900

Every time we knit, we have the opportunity to create positive change in ourselves, our community, and in the world. That’s Betsy Greer’s fervent belief, and in this book she shows us how. Betsy explores the ways we can use knitting to slow down in a fast-paced culture, while using the craft to benefit charities in our communities, to advocate for worthwhile causes, and to support individuals and communities across the globe. Filled with insights from knitters and crafters on how they use craft to benefit others, Knitting for Good! will get you thinking about knitting in a whole new way. To learn more about the author, visit her website: craftivism.com
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Exercises & Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain't Pretty

Author: Kim Piper Werker

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570619158

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 7205

Fans of DIY projects and crafts will conquer their fear of failure and create their own masterpieces using this fun and inspiring handbook. Get Crafty. Make Great Stuff. Be Creative! The number one fear of all creative types—crafters, DIYers, makers, artists—is that failure lurks right around the corner. Crafty blogger and creativity guru Kim Piper Werker urges everyone to pick up their pen or paintbrush or scissors and make something mighty ugly: get that “failure” out of the way. This friendly book offers up a multi-pronged approach to overcoming creative fears through inspiring essays and anecdotes, interviews, exercises and prompts, and sage advice from all over the creative spectrum to help individuals slay their creative demons. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and Change the World

Author: Krista Suh

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1538712342

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 2123

From the creator of the Pussyhat Project comes a manifesto for every woman to create her own distinct and original path to joy, success, and impact. On January 21, 2017, millions of protestors took part in the Women's March, and many of them created a "sea of pink" when they wore knitted pink "pussyhats" in record numbers. The pussyhat swiftly found its place on the cover of TIME and the New Yorker, and it ultimately came to symbolize resistance culture. Creator of the Pussyhat Project, Krista Suh, took an idea and built a worldwide movement and symbol in just two months. But like so many women, Krista spent years letting her fears stop her from learning to live by her own rules. Now in DIY RULES FOR A WTF WORLD, Krista Suh shares the tools, tips, experiences, "rules," and knitting patterns she uses to get creative, get bold, and change the world. From learning how to use your own intuition to decide which rules are right for you to finding your inner-courage to speak up fearlessly; from finding what your passions are (this might surprise you!) to dealing with the squelchers out there, DIY RULES FOR THE WTF WORLD not only inspires you to demolish the patriarchy, but also enables you to create your own rules for living, and even a movement of your own, all with gusto, purpose, and joy.
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Author: Sarah Corbett

Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd

ISBN: 9781854114662

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 1792

From the first sumptuous poem—featuring a protagonist who, while running at night, thinks of her body as a nocturnal bloom—this collection immerses readers in the compelling voice of Sarah Corbett. The first half of this new volume is devoted to poems that re-create scenes from a youth haunted by trouble, but redeemed by a strong attachment to the beauties of nature, bravely eschewing lightness and irony for a passionate and intensely physical response to life. The latter half moves away from personal history and focuses on in-depth and often scary narratives of other lives, while closely identifying with survivors of trauma. In the long poem “Testimony” she inhabits the voice of a woman at the center of the murder investigation in which her partner was killed. Another sequence, “Cuttings,” weaves a week’s worth of international press clippings together, thereby creating an alternately horrible, sad, funny, and odd tapestry of events.
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Coffee Filter Flowers, Doily Butterflies, Cupcake Paper Cards, and 57 More Crafts Made with Supermarket Finds

Author: Jodi Levine

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0804186960

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 7873

Craft to your heart’s content without making a trip to a specialty store. Once you’ve glimpsed the inspired creations in Paper Goods Projects, you’ll never look at your pantry shelves or recycling bins the same way. Here are 60 fun and simple crafts that transform everyday items: paper towel tubes turn into safari animals, coffee filters dyed bright colors bloom into water lilies, doilies make a charming crown, and cereal boxes become the building blocks of a mini city. Paper Goods Projects has crafts for birthday party favors and decorations, cake toppers, greeting cards, children’s toys, and so much more. Tap your creativity like never before to create fun, beautiful objects out of the simplest materials.
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Author: Lucinda Ganderton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241201398

Category: Embroidery

Page: 160

View: 436

From a herringbone stitch to a wheatear - a new edition of this comprehensive guide to embroidery Create beautiful needlework with this complete illustrated guide to stitching. The perfect reference for embroidery, needlepoint, dressmaking, canvas work or other needlecrafts. Find advice on what thread, needles or fabric will work with which stitches and take a look at over 200 decorative and practical stitches with ideas on how and where to use them. Step-by-step instructions and detailed working photographs will help you understand exactly how to create any stitch and what it should look like. Invaluable for beginners, and full of ideas for the accomplished stitcher.
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Author: Papermade

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576878484

Category: Cooking

Page: 40

View: 2429

Paper Sweets: Punch out, Fold up and Yum! Paper Sweets--the 12th in the PaperMade series--will be an instant social media sensation. All 20 pages have unique designs that are pre-cut, scored and deliciously illustrated with yummy sweets. Each delicacy punches out and folds up into a 3D shape with easy-to-follow instructions right on the page. Paper Sweets combines paper craft with advanced paper engineering so no glue, tape or tools are needed! Paper Sweets are fat-free and totally addicting. People ages 7 to 101 will love making Paper Sweets and sharing their photos and videos of them everywhere. Paper Sweets includes: Milk & Cookies A Doughnut Macaroons Assorted Candies And a heart-shaped box of chocolates
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Capitalism Vs. The Climate

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451697384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 1085

Explains why the environmental crisis should lead to an abandonment of "free market" ideologies and current political systems, arguing that a massive reduction of greenhouse emissions may offer a best chance for correcting problems.
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Supercute Amigurumi Patterns for Sanrio Friends

Author: Mei Li Lee

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594747091

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 7898

Hello Kitty Crochet is all about cute: the whimsical world of Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends meets the Japanese art of amigurumi, or crocheted dolls. With easy-to-make patterns for adorable characters and accessories, Hello Kitty Crochet allows you to make all your favorites, new and old, from Badtz-Maru and My Melody to Pekkle, Purin, and Little Twin Stars. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or have never picked up a hook, you’ll find helpful tips and how-tos for creating kawaii crafts. It’s the perfect way for crafters and cuteness lovers alike to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Japan’s most famous kitty.
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86 Super-Cute Toys and Accessories to Make Yourself

Author: Naomi Tabatha

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770031419

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 63

View: 4358

Includes 86 easy-to-make toys and accessories in felt. This title contains 32 full-colour photographs pages of the toys and accessories, with the emphasis on cute animal characters such as Pao the Elephant, Miki the Monkey, and Rika the Rabbit. This book includes 86 easy-to-make toys and accessories in felt. 32 pages are devoted to full-colour pages of photographs of the toys and accessories, with the emphasis on cute animal characters such as Pao the Elephant, Miki the Monkey, and Rika the Rabbit. All toys and accessories have a Japanese cute sensibility, and
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