Writing

Books

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, in an astonishing, full-color display of embroidered art.

 

Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti 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.

Magazine Articles & Anthologies

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Hidden In Plain Sight, an article on diversion safes will appear in the next issue of Works That Work Magazine, 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 in Craftvism: The Art of Craft and Activism, edited by Betsy Greer (Arsenal Pulp Press, Spring 2014)

My story 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.