About

Leanne Prain headshot

Leanne Prain. (Nicol Lisckha Photography 2013).

Leanne Prain is the author of three books, Strange Material: Storytelling Through TextilesYarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (co-authored with Mandy Moore) and Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery, all published by Arsenal Pulp Press. Her writings on design and craft have been featured in magazines and anthologies throughout Canada, the US, and Australia.

Crafty since childhood, Leanne learned to sew at an early age. She has a passion for handmade work of all sorts, but in particular: stitch-work, silk-screening, knitting, and surface design.

Introduced to the subversive DIY movement in the early 1990’s, the political and cultural aspects of modern handicrafts have turned into a downright obsession for Leanne. Her books and workshops span craft, culture, design, and storytelling – and she enjoys looking for the intersections between the handmade and fabricated, and the intentional and the accidental.

She lives and writes in Vancouver, Canada.

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