Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles

by Leanne Prain (Arsenal Pulp Press, October 2014)

The art of storytelling through textiles, exploring the many ways in which narrative can be expressed through cloth and needle. Strange Material explores the relationship between handmade textiles and storytelling

HoopBook Cover for Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery by Leanne Prainla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery

by Leanne Prain (Arsenal Pulp Press, September 2011)

Hoopla showcases those who take the craft of embroidery where it’s never gone before

Yarn Bombing Book CoverYarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti

Co-authored Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain (Arsenal Pulp Press, September 2009)

The definitive guidebook to covert textile street art. This full-color DIY book features 20 kick-ass patterns that range from hanging shoes and knitted picture frames to balaclavas and gauntlets, teaching readers how to create fuzzy adornments for lonely street furniture

Essays & Articles (selected)

Zero Gravity Games: How Astronauts Play in Space. Works That Work magazine, No. 9

Hidden In Plain Sight, my article on diversion safes is featured in Works That Work magazine, No. 7 (Spring 2016)

Seamwork Magazine (Sept 2015) included my feature on Our Social Fabric, a textile up-cycling cooperative in Vancouver, Canada.

My essay Stitching It Together, on the power of embroidery and community building is included in Craftvism: The Art of Craft and Activism, edited by Betsy Greer (Arsenal Pulp Press, Spring 2014)

My story The Scent of Service about the cultural history of air fresheners and the New York City taxi was featured in Desktop: The Culture of Design – The Graphic Effect issue, October 2013.