The Crafter Culture Handbook

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9780714531281: The Crafter Culture Handbook


This fun, new manual explores the crafting movement that is sweeping the globe, with a series of creative projects for all wannabe crafters. It contains designs by well-known crafters, including the people behind Subversive Stitching, microRevolt, Bazaar Bizarre, Cast Off, Thready Made, Craftivism, the Renegade Craft Fair, Church of Craft, and Made by Milla.


Amy Spencer gives practical advice and examines the politics behind the crafting trends. Crafters are aware of the impact of their actions and create as part of a radi-cal form of political protest. Through interviews with those involved, she explores these simple acts and their impact.

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About the Author :

Amy Spencer is co-founder of the creative collective The Bakery and a promoter of various music and arts events in London. She is currently launching a monthly club night for the band Electrelane. As well as working on her PhD about literary representations of London, she is a volunteer at the Museum of Immigration and Diversity in Spitalfields.

From Publishers Weekly :

Perfectly representing the post-feminist, socially active crafting movement in the U.S. and U.K., Spencer's fun, accessible volume is a nifty introduction to newly hip crafts. As Laura Newsom, whose felt pin designs are included, asserts, "We are taking back our ability to shape the world around us. We are rediscovering our ability to make the things we were told we had to buy." Leaders from the new crafts scene contribute about 40 projects, covering needlecraft, vintage refurbishing, clothing, home decor, cosmetics and electronics. Each is clearly photographed and explained, with space for each designer to detail his or her aesthetic. The vibe is young and hip, exemplified in projects like making a computer mouse out of an old Nintendo game control, cross-stitching a portrait of Sophia Loren and knitting a "Red Light District Peekaboo Scarf." Other projects are more traditional-homemade soap and "bath fizzies," make your own smock-but a strong liberal political aesthetic-anti-sweat shop, anti-war, pro-recycling, etc-runs throughout. No introductory instructions are included, but most of the projects require no more than basic knowledge and skills. And once readers burn through the projects here, a handy resource guide points to dozens of online craft sites, making this a perfect library addition for any crafty Generation X or Yer. Photographs.
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