A spoonful of craft helps the activism go down! .
How to Be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle ProtestRandom House UK #ad - Interwoven with sarah’s personal stories of causes fought are ideas and suggestions for every novice craftivist. Sarah corbett shares her journey from burnt-out activist, confrontation and demonizing opposition, towards a more respectful activism: using craft to contemplate global issues and start conversations rather than arguments; to engage, empower, tired of marching, and encourage people to become part of change in the face of injustice.
How to Be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest #ad - How to be a craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: using the process of "making" to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect change. This is a book to initiate debates rather than shouting matches, to enable collaboration in place of confrontation. From how to think about the medium itself to looking at color, and message, size, fonts, here is inspiration for every detail of your creation.
If we want a world that is beautiful, and fair, shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind, kind, and fair? .
Guerrilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance: Making A Better World Through CraftivismMango #ad - 1 best seller in crafts & hobbies, stenciling ─ resistance CraftsCraftivism can be your voice of resistance: Craftivism is a non-threatening form of activism that gives people a voice when they feel voiceless and power where they feel powerless. Craftivists employ their works to open a space for people to be introduced to issues and to broaden the discussion surrounding them.
While it might seem that this most colorful movement began recently, creative resistance has been with us for centuries around the globe, and craftivism and makers stating their mind through the medium of art is here to stay. This master craftivist shows you how to make and use various crafts for political and protest purposes including:EmbroideryCross stitchKnittingStencilingDecoupageStampingand much moreJoin us in the Craftivism movement: Craftivism is a growing worldwide movement in which hand crafted works are being used to highlight political issues, creatively engage in activism, and encourage change in the world.
Guerrilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance: Making A Better World Through Craftivism #ad - It is an international movement for our time and noted Craftivism expert Sayraphim Lothian has put together the first-ever tutorial book on craftivism. In guerrilla kindness: artist, activist, scholar, and YouTube art teacher Sayraphim Lothian gives you an introduction to the art of craftivism, and provides a brief history of creative resistance.
Craftivism: The Art of Craft and ActivismArsenal Pulp Press #ad - 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.
With interviews and profiles of craftivists who are changing the world with their art, and crafts that facilitate personal growth, AIDS activism, yarn bombing, revolutionary ceramics, stitching in prisons, and through examples that range from community embroidery projects, 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, the United Kingdom, pottery, and their crafts include knitting, Australia, crocheting, textiles, Canada, sewing, and Asia, and ceramics. She also runs the blog craftivism. Com and believes that creativity and positive activism can save not only the soul, but also the world.
Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism #ad - 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. 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.
Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join InPotter Craft #ad - Crafters all over the world are using their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community. We make to share. 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. Join the handmade Movement!We make to give.
Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In #ad - 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. Inside, dozens of superstars of this grassroots phenomenon share their experiences, and advice on living, teaching, tips, and promoting a more meaningful DIY lifestyle.
Craft activism is an inspiring celebration of this growing movement. We make to connect with others. Learn to craft for your cause, create yarn graffiti, connect with other crafters, think green, organize a fair, host an online exchange, and more.
The Intentional Thread: A Guide to Drawing, Gesture, and Color in StitchSchiffer #ad - Whether your particular interest is pictorial, or actual text, abstract compositions, portraiture, you can “say” almost anything with thread. Including the role of machine stitching, learning tool, this design resource, dedicated amateur, and inspirational reference helps practitioners at all levels, whether beginning student, or professional.
Take a lyrical—but logical—journey of skill building, and begin to stitch intentionally and express your creative vision. Communicate your ideas using line, color, shape, and texture with this reference and how-to exploration in one. More than 350 color photographs translate the techniques of drawing, and good composition into the world of stitch, painting, and “Try This!” projects inspire your own individual approaches.
Crafting the Resistance: 35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who PersistSkyhorse #ad - With pictures, step-by-step instructions, and tips for crafters of all skill levels from beginner to advanced, bonus patterns, 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, and cat beds“nasty Nag” zippered pouchWell read bookmarksAnd More! Take politics into your own hands, kickass projects such as: "Snowflake" knitted wristers"Bleeding Heart" T-shirtClear vinyl protest tote bag to speed up security screeningsThe Pussyhat as knitted hats, easy-to-make, holiday ornaments, throw pillows, literally, and craft your message out into the world.
Crafting the Resistance: 35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist #ad - Knit, sew, and craft your way to self-empowerment. 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. 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, sewing, wearing knitted Pussyhats? Be part of the revolution by reclaiming the "domestic" arts of knitting, and more—to channel your feminist rage.
Make and Mend: Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your HomeWatson-Guptill #ad - An exquisite, full-color guide to sashiko, accessories, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, and home textiles. Requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and thread, Make and Mend introduces the incredibly simple technique of sashiko--a striking hand-sewing method using a running stitch to form pleasing geometric patterns.
With fifteen projects applying a modern, make and mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, and making decorative pillows, napkins, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, a tablecloth, mending a ripped hem, and a totebag. Touching on the concepts of beauty in minimalism and resourceful simplicity, as well as a fascination with Japan and Japanese design, this easy and accessible book appeals to both the seasoned maker and total beginner.
Make and Mend: Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home #ad - Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home.
Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile ArtBatsford 509852 #ad - Richly illustrated throughout, this inspirational book will connect with those who seek a new way of working—whether it's starting a stitch journal or joining a community of like-minded artists. Sometimes less is more—and quality is more important than quantity. That's true in textile art too, thoughtful, and this much-needed guide brings a meaningful, and sustainable approach to stitchery.
Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art #ad - B t batsford Ltd. See how to slow down and experience more joy in your craft by trying simple techniques based on traditional practice, reusing and reinventing materials, and limiting equipment.
DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and Change the WorldGrand Central Publishing #ad - The pussyhat swiftly found its place on the cover of TIME and the New Yorker, and it ultimately came to symbolize resistance culture. B t batsford Ltd. 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, "rules, experiences, get bold, " and knitting patterns she uses to get creative, and change the world.
. A vogue "book to change your life in 2018" pick a bustle "best nonfiction book of january 2018 to Get You Ready for the Year"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.
DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and Change the World #ad - 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, all with gusto, but also enables you to create your own rules for living, and even a movement of your own, DIY RULES FOR THE WTF WORLD not only inspires you to demolish the patriarchy, purpose, and joy.
Creator of the pussyhat project, Krista Suh, took an idea and built a worldwide movement and symbol in just two months.
Fray: Art and Textile PoliticsUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Closely examining how amateurs and fine artists in the united States and Chile turned to sewing, braiding, knotting, and quilting amid the rise of global manufacturing, Julia Bryan-Wilson argues that textiles unravel the high/low divide and urges us to think flexibly about what the politics of textiles might be.
Elaborating on this example as a prehistory to the more recent phenomenon of “craftivism”—the politics and social practices associated with handmaking—Fray explores textiles and their role at the forefront of debates about process, gender, materiality, and race in times of economic upheaval. The first contemporary art history book to discuss both fine art and amateur registers of handmaking at such an expansive scale, Fray unveils crucial insights into how textiles inhabit the broad space between artistic and political poles—high and low, conformist and disobedient, untrained and highly skilled, craft and art.
Fray: Art and Textile Politics #ad - Her case studies from the 1970s through the 1990s—including the improvised costumes of the theater troupe the Cockettes, the thread-based sculptures of Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña, the braided rag rugs of US artist Harmony Hammond, the small hand-sewn tapestries depicting Pinochet’s torture, and the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt—are often taken as evidence of the inherently progressive nature of handcrafted textiles.
In 1974, oregon, women in a feminist consciousness-raising group in Eugene, formed a mock organization called the Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. Fray, shows that such methods are recruited to often ambivalent ends, however, or stretched, leaving textiles very much “in the fray” of debates about feminized labor, protest cultures, and queer identities; the malleability of cloth and fiber means that textiles can be activated, in many ideological directions.
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