Craft Activism

People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join in

By Joan Tapper; Gale Zucker; Faythe Levine (Foreword by)
(Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780307586629, 160pp.)

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

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Join the Handmade Movement
We make to give. We make to share. We make to connect with others. Crafters all over the world are using their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community.
"Craft Activism" is an inspiring celebration of this growing movement. Inside, dozens of superstars of this grassroots phenomenon share their experiences, tips, and advice on living, teaching, and promoting a more meaningful DIY lifestyle. Learn to craft for your cause, connect with other crafters, think green, organize a fair, host an online exchange, create yarn graffiti, and more. The book also includes 17 creative projects from designers who challenge you to reimagine how your craft skills can be used to make a difference. Whether you knit, sew, crochet, or collage--and even if you're not sure where to begin--this book is your guide to the incredible power of handmade.



About the Author
Joan Tapper was the founding editor of National Geographic Traveler and editor of Islands Magazine and the author of The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of California, The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the Southwest, The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the Pacific Northwest, and The Wild West on 5 Bits a Day. She lives in California.

GALE ZUCKER is an award-winning location photographer and avid knitter. Her work has appeared in books, advertising, and magazines. Her portraits and feature stories appear frequently in "Smithsonian," "Newsweek," "Yankee," and the "New York Times Magazine,"
Before becoming an editor of the award-winning "Islands" magazine, which she headed for 13 years, JOAN TAPPER was the founding editor of "National Geographic Traveler," She is the author of "Island Dreams: Caribbean" and "The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of California" and writes features about people, arts, and culture for a variety of other national publications.

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