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Learn to Knit a Pussy Cat!

Due to the success of the last knit Out Learn to Knit program, creating a welcome and gentlestitches invite you to another free Knit Out this Saturday.   110 more words

Knitting And Crochet

#operationsockmonkey does craft fairs! Shop local and handmade and support @woollybananas

I want to acknowledge the extraordinary work of Operation Sock Monkey founder and lead operative Lindsey Hodgson. Truly my HERO! Where would we all be without her incredible vision and hard work? 206 more words

Sock Art

Women to watch

This weekend I didn’t have to roam far to find inspiration aplenty, it was all literally on my doorstep, right here in Bedford.

For weeks I scanned the networks for news of the release of tickets for TEDxbedford.  405 more words

Roaming The Area

knit out shout out.

The knit out learn to knit day was a HUGE success. In spite of the fact that the weather was perhaps a little too kind and it was moved from center stage to corner bike stand to escape the direct sunlight.   89 more words



India Flint posted some time ago about a new project of hers called Solace.  It speaks to lots of issues I think about a good deal.  429 more words

Leaf Prints

From Craftivism to Craftwashing: Craft in the Global Economy

“From Craftivism to Craftwashing: The Politics of Craft in the Global Economy” (working title) is an edited volume by Anthea Black and Nicole Burisch that gathers new texts, interviews, and artist projects by  international critics and practitioners working on politically engaged craft. 251 more words


Fanzines by Teal Triggs- Chapter 6

Professor Teal Triggs at the Royal College of Arts 2010 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. 133 more words