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Fanzines by Teal Triggs- Chapter 6

Chapter 6 in Teal Triggs publication ‘Fanzines’ talks about the craft and design of contemporary zines, she starts off by talking about the development of the craft culture within the fanzine world dating back to the early 1990s starting off with ‘Riot grrrl scene’ and leading into craftivism (an amalgamation of ‘craft and activism’) by british artist Betsy Greer in 2003, she then goes on to talk about crafting alternative communities describing the lifestyle shift into the publishing of ‘how to’ zines explaining that there are two categories that these zines fall into, the first being the zines that write about how to make a zine and the second are the zines that provide lo-fi ‘how to’ guides on making your own crafts/products; in the latter of the category she references the ‘Stolen sharpie revolution: a DIY zine resource’ a minizine by ‘crafty girl’ Alex Wrekk describing how Wrekk suggests tips on the consideration of copyright ‘if you are going to reprint something from another zine’ which ironically is the where the majority of criticism on Teal Trigg’s publication is based around- as a lot of controversy on copyright issues came soon after Trigg’s book was published because a lot of the imagery of the fanzines she included in her book were without the permission of the original artists and in some cases miscredited or not credited at all. 132 more words


Wednesday Lunchtime Sewing in Ipswich

Are your lunchtimes a little same same? Why not join us for a little midday sewing (in the warm and dry). Every Wednesday lunchtime we settle down with a different project like the silk fish below, and enjoy some creativity. 29 more words


A Rainy Day Creative Explosion

The weather was WILD today.

Seriously wild.

Each time I thought I’d see about making a run to the shops for groceries, before I’d even finished the thought the rain would come lashing down again. 327 more words

Family Life

Make an Orange Flower Power Arrangement.

How’s this for a simple and seasonal flower arrangement?

In need of life for our dining room, I went on the hunt for some flowers that I could use to make a very simple, and very affordable, flower arrangement.   224 more words


Favorite Ideas for Throwing a Halloween Party

Halloween is upon us! I absolutely love this time of year–the weather gets spooky and cool, fantasy and lore are just about everywhere and I get to dress up and eat interesting foods. 487 more words

Tips And Tricks

Natural Wool Dying

Pokeberries grow in abundance out where I live and after finding out they work great as a natural dye using minimal ingredients, I decided to give it a whirl. 837 more words


end of year photo projects

I can’t believe that I wrote that – end of year? 2014 is flying by!

I know we’re not really at the end yet, but when you see what I have lined up for the next couple of months you’ll see why I feel like we’re in the home stretch. 935 more words