The 49th Shelf – November 2014
The Vancouver Observer – November 2014
Canzine West Festival illuminates the Underground Zine Culture
North by Northwest, CBC Radio – November 2014
Leanne was interviewed by Cheryl MacKay
The Commentary.ca – November 2014
Joseph Planta’s Podcast
The Vancouver Sun (Canada) – October 2014
Textiles – The Medium for the Message
Fibre Arts Now FAN Fare Show – October 2014
Leanne is interviewed by magazine editor Cami Smith
The Globe and Mail (Canada) – October 2014
The Rise of Craftivism: Weaving Together the Political and the Deeply Personal by Nathalie Atkinson
Publisher’s Weekly (US) – September 2014
A mention of Leanne’s fall tour in Moving Forward in Canadian Publishing
SVA: School of Visual Art featured Alumni November 2013
USA Today Online – November 2013
Leanne is quoted in the story Yarn Bombs Color Streets, Strength Communities
Maglifico – October 2013
A short feature in Italian knitwear magazine Maglifico http://www.maglifico.com/knit_interview_leanne_prain
Spacing Toronto – June 2013
Leanne is included in Yarn Bombing Day pt 1: An Introduction in Spacing Toronto.
DMC Threads – March 2012
Leanne is interviewed on Threads, the DMC blog. Read the story here.
Library Journal – December 2011
Library Journal lists Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery among the best fibre craft books of 2011.
Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery is featured in Modern crafters don’t need to embroider their tales
Mr X Stitch – December 2011
Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery is featured on Mr X Stitch, the number one contemporary embroidery needlecraft blog
The National Post – November 2011
Leanne is quoted in a syndicated article about the rebirth of stitching.
The Revival of Homespun Wit and Wisdom by Nathalie Atkinson | Nov 26, 2011
Hoop Dreams by Nathalie Atkinson | Nov 26, 2011
Publishers Weekly – October 2011
Publishers Weekly says that grandmother’s will approve of the practical content in Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery but don’t expect patterns of ducks in puddles or Southern belles in skirts.
School Library Journal – October 2011
School Library Journal recommends Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery for teen crafters.
XOJane – October 2011
XO Jane offers a downloadable pattern from Hoopla, and advises you to keep out the nipple doilies when mom comes to visit.
Crafty Pod – October 2011
Diane from Crafty Pod reviews Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery and calls it a ‘statement’ book.
ELLE Canada – October 2011 Issue
Elle Canada endorses the quirky stitching projects in Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery and fills readers in on the ever-growing yarn bombing movement.
BC Bookworld – September 2011
The September 2011 issue of BC Bookworld’s Who’s Who section features Leanne under ‘P is for Prain’.
The New York Times – May 19, 2011
The New York Times features the ever-growing yarn bombing movement, Leanne, and Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti on page one of their Fashion & Style section in an article called Graffiti’s Cozy, Feminine Side. Read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/fashion/creating-graffiti-with-yarn.html.
The Hartford Examiner
Leanne is included in an article: The Knitty Gritty Committee Yarn Bombs Hartford for Fun in the Hartford Examiner.
Article in the Burnaby Newsleader
Wanda Chow of the Burnaby Newsleader catches Leanne yarn bombing in Burnaby.
Read the article here: http://www.bclocalnews.com/greater_vancouver/burnabynewsleader/news/104296614.html
Leanne discusses the nature of knit graffiti in Oregon
Yarn Bombers have a blast in Portland
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti is mentioned in Vogue Knitting.
Leanne has been profiled as a Shameless Woman by Shameless Magazine.
February 11, 2010
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti was featured in Maisonneuve Magazine.
Article on Planet Green
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti is featured on the eco-friendly website Planet Green.
December 2009 – Year in Review Issue
Yarn Bombing is mentioned in Maclean’s Magazine ‘Newsmakers ‘09: Lingo‘.
The Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver Edition 2009
September 24, 2009
Yarn Bombing was been picked by the Straight’s literary editors as the best Vancouver Craft Book for 2009.
National Post Excerpt
September 19th, 2009
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti excerpted in the National Post . http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=2010315