Co-authored Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain (Arsenal Pulp Press, October 2019, available now.)
When Yarn Bombing was first published in 2009, the idea that knitted and crocheted objects could be used as a political act of resistance was brand new. Ten years and thousands of public acts of yarnarchy later, the art of knit and crochet graffiti has entered the public zeitgeist, from the “pussyhat” making the cover of Time to OLEK’s crocheted bull on Wall Street symbolizing The Great Recession: a cultural phenomenon that shows no sign of slowing down. (more…)
by Leanne Prain (Arsenal Pulp Press, October 2014).
Named one of 19 textile books to get and give in 2014 by the Surface Design Association
The art of storytelling through textiles, exploring the many ways in which narrative can be expressed through cloth and needle. Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles explores the relationship between handmade textiles and storytelling (more..)
by Leanne Prain (Arsenal Pulp Press, September 2011)
Listed by Library Journal in Best Books 2011: Fibre Craft
Hoopla showcases those who take the craft of embroidery where it’s never gone before, in an astonishing, full-color display of embroidered art. Hoopla rebels against the quaint and familiar (more…)
Co-authored Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain (Arsenal Pulp Press, September 2009. New 10th Anniversary edition forthcoming October 2019.)
Excerpted in The National Post and Geist magazine
Featured in The New York Times on The New Yorker’s book blog
Now in its fourth printing, 2nd edition.
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti is 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 (more…)
Essays & Articles (selected)
Remarkable Softness, CV Collective Magazine – The Underground Issue, July 2019
A Wardrobe For Wellness. Works that Work magazine, No. 10 (Winter 2017)
Zero Gravity Games: How Astronauts Play in Space. Works That Work magazine, No. 9 (Spring 2017)
Hidden In Plain Sight, an article on diversion safes is featured in Works That Work magazine, No. 7 (Spring 2016)
Our Social Fabric, Seamwork Magazine (Sept 2015). A profile of a textile up-cycling cooperative in Vancouver, Canada.
Stitching It Together, an essay 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)
The Scent of Service, a 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.