Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join in
|Author:||Joan Tapper & Gale Zucker|
This title offers an inspiring look at crafters creating to make a statement, save the world, or build a community. From people using their creativity to make a political statement to organisers of the new global craft community, "Craft Activism" documents the multi-faceted craft activist movement. The book features socially and politically conscious crafters who have used their passion for handmade to create change, help those in need, or galvanize others. This empowering and practical guidebook features photographs and interviews with superstar crafters, including Jenny Hart, Bee Shay and the creators of Ravelry.com and Maker Faire. It covers knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, embroidery and mixed media crafting. 17 original projects, coupled with a wealth of tips and resources provide suggestions and solid DIY advice for readers, while demonstrating the power of a creative community.
Joan Tapper was founding editor of National Geographic Traveler and editor of the award-winning Islands magazine. She continues to write features for a variety of national publications and has authored four books. Gale Zucker is an award-winning location photographer and avid knitter. Her work has appeared in books, advertising and magazines, including Newsweek, Yankee and the New York Times Magazine.