Speaking Engagements

This weekend I’ll be in West Vancouver  at the West Vancouver Memorial Library to talk about the origins of yarn bombing and teach eager yarn bombing newbies how to make ‘pom pom bombs’. It will be a fun couple hours of looking at different knit graffiti projects from around the world and sharing stories. Here […]

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Tomorrow night, join me and a fabulous group of female authors at Vancouver’s People’s Co-Op Bookstore for a night of reading and knitting. Authors Cathy Ace, Stella Harvey, Gillian Campbell and Nicole Dixon will read from their work: Cathy Ace is the author of the Cait Morgan mystery series, which includes The Corpse with the […]

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I’ll be at One of a Kind Vancouver tomorrow giving a short talk on Subversive Craft. Find me on the main fashion stage between 2-2:30. Afterwards, I’ll be teaching Siobhan Long’s ‘Photo Feelism’ an embroidery craft from Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery which will have participants learning to stitch on photographs. Books, as always, […]

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Vancouver to Courtenay

by Leanne on November 22, 2011

in Book Tour, Books, Speaking Engagements

Photo caption: Cherry Blossom photo by Jeff Christenson I have two free public events this week: Tomorrow night I will be at the Roundhouse with Ann-Marie Metten and Lenore Rowntree discussing the Joy Kogawa House Cherry Blossom Project for the Vancouver Community Arts Council’s ‘Eco Arts Salon’ series. This is a free event held from […]

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A Whole Lot of Hoopla

by Leanne on September 1, 2011

in Book Tour, Books, Events, Hoopla, Speaking Engagements

Is it September already? The days have been flying by as I prep for the upcoming tour for my new book Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery. The nine city tour will have me visiting bookstores and textile centers throughout the east and west coasts of the US. I’m excited to see so many places […]

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A Gift

by Leanne on March 28, 2011

in Speaking Engagements, Writing Life, Yarn Bombing

Mandy, my co-author, and I gave a talk at the New Westminster Public Library two weeks ago about our book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti. The week before, we had finished the installation of the cherry tree at Historic Joy Kogawa House. During the event, I had exchanged a few words […]

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Yarn Bombing at Historic Joy Kogawa House Help writing blossom at Historic Joy Kogawa House! Join Leanne Prain and Mandy Moore, co-authors of the book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti, to cover the Joy Kogawa cherry tree in hundreds of knitted blossoms. You are invited to come and knit or crochet […]

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