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Greetings from Oakland!

October 3, 2014

It’s day three of our Make Your Voice heard tour, and Kim Werker and I are working away at a Peet’s Coffee Shop in Oakland, California. Yesterday we had a fabulous day of touring San Francisco with artist Sonya Philip who gave a true tour with stops at Scrap San Francisco (@scrapsf), a non-profit urban recycling […]

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California, here we come!

September 30, 2014

A yarn bombing of Union Square by IshKnits, 2013 In less than 24 hours, Betsy Greer, Kim Werker and I will be in San Francisco! We’re so pleased to be starting our multi-city author tour Make Your Voice Heard: The Intersection of Craft, Creativity, and Activism of North America to celebrate our three new books. I hope that […]

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What We (should) Talk About When We Talk About Fashion

September 21, 2014

Earlier this week, my blood boiled at a news story. Mass clothing retailer Urban Outfitters  claimed that they had NO idea that a recent bloodied Kent State sweatshirt that they manufactured had a link to violence. This story came on the tail of another, weeks earlier clothing retailer Zara was under a storm of criticism […]

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Silvie Kilgallon’s Stitched Illiad

September 7, 2014

Now THIS is a feat. Classics student and artist Silvie Kilgallon is attempting to stitch all twenty-four books of Homer’s Illiad. She’s chronicling her daily process here: http://stitchediliad.tumblr.com. Silvie has published a wonderful artist statement about her work, including this statement on how a great classic work can translate to the act of stitching: “Here, I attempt […]

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On Yarn Bombing and Ethics

August 20, 2014

Olek, aka the bad girl of yarn bombing who doesn’t consider herself a yarn bomber, is in the middle of controversy again. Last week, she wrapped pieces in Cancun’s Underwater Museum with her signature camo-graffiti crochet in a campaign to “save our seas” supported by PangeaSeed, who, according to their website, is an international organization who […]

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