Pdf ebook: Art Quilt Maps

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Summary: “Working with paint, collage, and stitch, Valerie encourages readers to integrate poetry, memory, and personal experience into quilt maps that tell a sto

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1607056836
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Language: English
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Description: “Working with paint, collage, and stitch, Valerie encourages readers to integrate poetry, memory, and personal experience into quilt maps that tell a story.” —Quilting Arts Magazine Transform the places you love—and places you’ve always wanted to see—into hypnotic art quilts. Award-winning artist Valerie Goodwin shows you how to make quilted maps with easy fabric collage techniques and innovative designs based on maps of your favorite places. The book features a large photo gallery of quilt maps by Valerie and her students. Find inspiration in real and imaginary sites, in old maps, in poetry, and in memories Transform a place’s essential lines and shapes into quilt design Fully illustrated guide covers a variety of basic mixed-media techniques Make luminous textures with fabric layering, paints, stamps, stencils, drawing, and appliqué “She teaches readers how to use road maps, tourist maps, utility company maps, as well as imaginary maps in quilting . . . At the end, she offers three treats: embellishing with haiku, designing travel maps with stones and shadows, and mapping memories and landscapes of families and homes.” —Publishers Weekly “Her style here is collage—a blend of texture, material and manipulation—and her theme is the map. Each quilt in her collection reflects a broad range of approaches to the maps she was inspired by. (Bonus: Her students’ gallery is total eye candy!) Delightful!” —Generation Q Magazine “This book is bound to appeal to the fiber artists among us . . . This book is a certified spring board to creativity. All I need now is some time!” —The Canadian Quilter Magazine


Pdf ebook: Foolproof Crazy Quilting

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Summary: “[The author] presents her fabulous crazy quilt composed of colorful fabrics cut in hexagons [and] describes how to take each stitch.” —Publishers We

  • Author : Jennifer Clouston
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1607057182
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Language: English
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Description: “[The author] presents her fabulous crazy quilt composed of colorful fabrics cut in hexagons [and] describes how to take each stitch.” —Publishers Weekly Nothing shows off beautiful stitching and embellishments like the blank canvas of a crazy quilt. Jenny Clouston’s gorgeously illustrated primer shows you how to make your own heirloom crazy quilts. Learn: which fabrics, threads, and needles to use how to piece crazy quilt blocks how to embroider with thread, ribbons, beads, and other embellishments how to assemble your blocks into a finished quilt, and more Included are complete instructions for over 100 embroidery, beading, and embellishment stitches; links to full-size patterns for nine hexagonal crazy quilt blocks; and 25 stitch keys showing proper stitch placement and thread and needle selection for 25 different blocks.


Pdf ebook: Map Art Lab

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Summary: Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Art Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises,

  • Author : Jill K. Berry,Linden McNeilly
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • ISBN: 1627880313
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
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Description: Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Art Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds. Authors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Art Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what's not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine.


Pdf ebook: Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts

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Summary: Discover there’s no such thing as a mistake when you learn how to create original designs with this no-rules method of quilting. • Create one-of-a-kind

  • Author : Rayna Gillman
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1607052652
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Language: English
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Description: Discover there’s no such thing as a mistake when you learn how to create original designs with this no-rules method of quilting. • Create one-of-a-kind quilts with free-form cutting and piecing • Discover how to spontaneously combine your own original units and design as you go! • Blend hand-prints and hand-dyes with commercial fabrics to create truly original quilts Enjoy the freedom of free-form! In this follow-up to Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth, Rayna shares her “can’t make a mistake” approach to designing quilts. Learn how to how to trust your instincts so you can work more intuitively, and develop a new appreciation for the therapy of sewing without a plan. With these new skills, you can create new work from leftovers and scraps, dig into those favorite fabrics, and transform all those unfinished projects!


Pdf ebook: Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

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Summary: An inspiring tale of creativity and determination on the Underground Railroad from Coretta Scott King Award winner James Ransome and acclaimed author Debor

  • Author : Deborah Hopkinson
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books
  • ISBN: 0307793419
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 40
  • Language: English
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Description: An inspiring tale of creativity and determination on the Underground Railroad from Coretta Scott King Award winner James Ransome and acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson. Clara, a slave and seamstress on Home Plantation, dreams of freedom—not just for herself, but for her family and friends. When she overhears a conversation about the Underground Railroad, she has a flash of inspiration. Using scraps of cloth from her work in the Big House and scraps of information gathered from other slaves, she fashions a map that the master would never even recognize. . . . From the award-winning author-illustrator team of Deborah Hopkinson and James Ransome, this fictional tale of the Underground Railroad continues to inspire young readers 25 years after its original publication. "Inspiring." —The New York Times "A triumph of the human spirit." —Publishers Weekly, starred review


Pdf ebook: Adventures in Design

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Summary: Joen Wolfrom updates her classic book, Visual Dance, with spectacular new quilts from around the world. This is the quilter's design textbook, using Joen's

  • Author : Joen Wolfrom
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1607051729
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
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Description: Joen Wolfrom updates her classic book, Visual Dance, with spectacular new quilts from around the world. This is the quilter's design textbook, using Joen's internationally-acclaimed expertise and talent to illustrate the seven principals of design: line, shape, color, value, texture, proportion, and scale.


Pdf ebook: Casting Shadows

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Summary: Create quilts with 3-D illusions!

  • Author : Colleen Wise
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1607057263
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1258
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Description: Create quilts with 3-D illusions!


Pdf ebook: Radiant Landscapes

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Summary: “By playing with light and color, [Loughman] designs additional dimensions to quilted landscapes, thereby creating smashing results.” —Publishers Wee

  • Author : Gloria Loughman
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1607056313
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Views: 434
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Description: “By playing with light and color, [Loughman] designs additional dimensions to quilted landscapes, thereby creating smashing results.” —Publishers Weekly Light not only catches the eye, it can transform your work into something truly magical. With four inspiring projects to get you started, world-renowned, award-winning quilt artist Gloria Loughman shows you how light can set a mood. You’ll get stunning results with her mosaic tile process for capturing the essence of natural light with your fabric selection. You’ll learn how to create your own landscape quilt with her easy-to-master techniques, including fusible tiling, invisible machine appliqué, free-motion stitching, plus fabric dyeing and painting. In addition, she shares important design principles behind perspective, composition, color, and focal points that add dramatic depth to your landscape appliqué quilts.


Pdf ebook: Ricky Tims Rhapsody Quilts

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Summary: Make One-of-a-Kind Contemporary Quilts With a Traditional Flair - Ricky Tims Shows You How! Learn to design, choose fabrics, and make templates for these o

  • Author : Ricky Tims
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1607053985
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1377
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Description: Make One-of-a-Kind Contemporary Quilts With a Traditional Flair - Ricky Tims Shows You How! Learn to design, choose fabrics, and make templates for these one-of-a-kind beauties. Handle curves easily with Ricky's sure-fire method for No-Pin Precision Curved Piecing. Start with 5 ready-made design outlines, then expand the possibilities by composing your own Rhapsody quilts. Learn Ricky's secrets for enhancing your designs with appliqué. Get inspired by the gallery of Rhapsody quilts made by Ricky and other quilters just like you! Rhapsody Quilts are medallion-style quilts with graceful, curved designs in a reversed and mirrored arrangement. Like a musical rhapsody, the form is flexible and lets you express an endless variety of themes and motifs. Ricky shows you how to work with your quilt's basic “skeleton,” then enhance your design themes with original appliqué or lush quilting. You'll take away all the techniques you need to start making your own beautiful quilt rhapsodies.


Pdf ebook: Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter

Pdf download ebook Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter

Summary: A professional organizer’s handy guide to creating an uncluttered, inviting quilting space for yourself—whether it’s a small closet or a large studio

  • Author : Carolyn Woods
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1607052091
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 116
  • Language: English
  • Views: 817
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Description: A professional organizer’s handy guide to creating an uncluttered, inviting quilting space for yourself—whether it’s a small closet or a large studio. This practical guide shows you how to organize and maintain your quilting space, no matter what size. Learn handy ways to sort and arrange all of your fabrics and supplies into easy-to-use stations—and find actual organizing solutions from quilters’ studios, including Alex Anderson and Diana McClun. Create a calm and happy place for all your beloved fabrics, books, notions, tools, and even UFOs (unfinished objects). With colorful photos, you'll see real examples of what makes an efficient, functional, and inviting quilting space. You'll identify what's causing the clutter, learn how to turn it into a more creative zone, and find more time to do what you love—quilt!


Pdf ebook: Textile Travels

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Summary: 'A fascinating exploration of travel in textile art, with practical techniques and inspiring images'

  • Author : Anne Kelly
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • ISBN: 1849946884
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1316
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Description: 'A fascinating exploration of travel in textile art, with practical techniques and inspiring images'


Pdf ebook: Show Way

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Summary: Winner of a Newbery Honor! Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some

  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525517464
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Views: 637
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Description: Winner of a Newbery Honor! Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways -- maps for slaves to follow to freedom. When she grew up and had a little girl, she passed on this knowledge. And generations later, Soonie -- who was born free -- taught her own daughter how to sew beautiful quilts to be sold at market and how to read. From slavery to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches and the fight for literacy, the tradition they called Show Way has been passed down by the women in Jacqueline Woodson's family as a way to remember the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. Beautifully rendered in Hudson Talbott's luminous art, this moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters' lives.


Pdf ebook: Coconut Palm Frond Weavng

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Summary: Learn the art of palm weaving with this fun Hawaiian craft book. Based on years of meticulous study and practice, the book explains in clear, easy-to under

  • Author : William Goodloe
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462909566
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 136
  • Language: English
  • Views: 858
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Description: Learn the art of palm weaving with this fun Hawaiian craft book. Based on years of meticulous study and practice, the book explains in clear, easy-to understand instructions how to obtain and prepare coconut palm fronds suitable for weaving into hats, baskets, epergnes, mats, birds, and various decorations. More than 100 easy-to-follow diagrams and sketches give the reader exact, detailed instructions on weaving procedures, and provide countless ideas to inspire the imagination of the creator. After mastering the basic principles of frond weaving, the reader will be able to duplicate almost any woven object or execute his own designs, whether in coconut palm fronds or with fronds from other types of palm trees and palmettos. The weaving itself takes no unusual physical prowess. In fact, frond weaving is well suited to the needs of both recreational craft and physical therapy programs, as well as the general hobbyist. With a little patience and effort, a novice weaver can acquire the skills of an ancient art which is as uncomplicated as it is beautiful. This economical and delightfully presented volume will be a valued addition to the literature of traditional handicrafts, a book that recreation libraries and all craft enthusiasts will welcome.


Pdf ebook: Hidden in Plain View

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Summary: The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then use

  • Author : Jacqueline L. Tobin,Raymond G. Dobard
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307790568
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1471
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Description: The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. In Hidden in Plain View, historian Jacqueline Tobin and scholar Raymond Dobard offer the first proof that certain quilt patterns, including a prominent one called the Charleston Code, were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad. In 1993, historian Jacqueline Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of beautiful handmade quilts in the Old Market Building of Charleston, South Carolina. With the admonition to "write this down," Williams began to describe how slaves made coded quilts and used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. But just as quickly as she started, Williams stopped, informing Tobin that she would learn the rest when she was "ready." During the three years it took for Williams's narrative to unfold—and as the friendship and trust between the two women grew—Tobin enlisted Raymond Dobard, Ph.D., an art history professor and well-known African American quilter, to help unravel the mystery. Part adventure and part history, Hidden in Plain View traces the origin of the Charleston Code from Africa to the Carolinas, from the low-country island Gullah peoples to free blacks living in the cities of the North, and shows how three people from completely different backgrounds pieced together one amazing American story. With a new afterword. Illlustrations and photographs throughout, including a full-color photo insert.


Pdf ebook: Learn to Quilt with Panels

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Summary: Explore all the possibilities you have when you work with fabric panels with this guide. Learn to Quilt with Panels takes quilters on a creative journey sh

  • Author : Carolyn Vagts
  • Publisher: Annie's
  • ISBN: 1573675814
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1397
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Description: Explore all the possibilities you have when you work with fabric panels with this guide. Learn to Quilt with Panels takes quilters on a creative journey showing them step by step how to use panels in quilts or as design elements simply by cutting them apart and incorporating them into quilt setting. This book shows options the quilter may not have thought of and also teaches how to start with an idea, then graph and design it, actually do the math, and finally complete it. This book is destined to be a go-to resource.


Pdf ebook: Making Art From Maps

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Summary: Once tools of navigation, old, antique maps now make the perfect pieces of art. Discover this unique papercraft with guidance from Making Art From Maps. Fr

  • Author : Jill K. Berry
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • ISBN: 162788856X
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 333
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Description: Once tools of navigation, old, antique maps now make the perfect pieces of art. Discover this unique papercraft with guidance from Making Art From Maps. From origami to paper cutting and decoupage, love of paper crafting has soared, and with it the variety of paper types used by artists. Among these are maps - an apt choice for any crafter: they're easy to find, often free, meant to be folded, and their colorful surfaces add an allure of travel to every project. Making Art from Maps is equal parts inspiration and fun. Jill K. Berry, author of Map Art Lab returns, bringing her expertise in maps and her wide-ranging skills as an artist with her. With her cartographic connections, she takes you on a gallery tour, introducing you to the work of some of the most exciting artists creating with maps today. Designer interviews are accompanied by 25 accessible how-to projects of her own design that teach many of the techniques used by the gallery artists.


Pdf ebook: The Art of Illustrated Maps

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Summary: While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, The Art of Illustrated Maps is the first book EVER to fully explore the worl

  • Author : John Roman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1440339627
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Views: 407
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Description: While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, The Art of Illustrated Maps is the first book EVER to fully explore the world of conceptual, "imaginative" mapping. Author John Roman refers to illustrated maps as "the creative nonfiction of cartography," and his book reveals how and why the human mind instinctively recognizes and accepts the artistic license evoked by this unique art form. Drawing from numerous references, The Art of Illustrated Maps traces the 2000-year history of a specialized branch of illustration that historians claim to be "the oldest variety of primitive art." This book features the dynamic works of many professional map artists from around the world and documents the creative process as well as the inspirations behind contemporary, 21st-century illustrated maps.


Pdf ebook: Art Themes

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Summary: Flexible in approach and full of colorful examples, this textbook provides a basic introduction to what art is and can be in the lives of people who do not

  • Author : Marjorie Cohee Manifold
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253031206
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 688
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1097
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Description: Flexible in approach and full of colorful examples, this textbook provides a basic introduction to what art is and can be in the lives of people who do not necessarily think of themselves as "artists." You will be taught about a variety of art themes, genres, materials, and processes that appeal to novice art makers. The lessons are organized by themes of general subject matter or media. Options are available for work in mixed media, crafts, photography and digital media, as well as in traditional drawing or painting media. After picking a theme of particular interest to you, look next at the four strands of lessons presented in that thematic unit. Moving from left to right, select one lesson from each consecutive strand and complete that lesson. Because each lesson builds upon previously presented knowledge and developed skill, as you progress through four lessons, one from each strand, you should grow in your understanding of art concepts, meanings, and processes, while also improving your art making skills. Completing this course will help you develop a new appreciation for the power and possibilities of art learning, by understanding better the art others create, as well as making it yourself.


Pdf ebook: Zen and the Art of Quilting

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Summary: Bring balance to your life in the marriage of beauty and function! From selecting fabrics to threading the needle to piecing together your project, the ste

  • Author : Sandra Detrixhe
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1440595275
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1413
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Description: Bring balance to your life in the marriage of beauty and function! From selecting fabrics to threading the needle to piecing together your project, the steps you take to create a beautiful quilt will allow you to calm your mind and bring harmony to your life. Master quilter Sandra Detrixhe shares what she's learned through years of creating art out of scraps of cloth: Quilting is a type of meditation. It's both absorbing and mind-freeing. Sandra and several of her colleagues relate stories about the quiet, mindful experience of quilting--choosing fabrics with a purpose in mind, adding pieces with special meaning, and finding a community of quilters. Each chapter includes a suggested activity that will show you how to find peace in the process. You'll soon be able to turn every minute you spend patterning, basting, and binding into enjoyable, mindful moments. With Zen and the Art of Quilting, you'll learn your wonderful, handmade quilt isn't the craft's only reward. The meditative practice of making your lovely new piece is something to be treasured as well.


Pdf ebook: Craftivism

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Summary: Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection where craft and activism meet; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters

  • Author : Betsy Greer
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
  • ISBN: 1551525356
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 780
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Description: Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection where craft and activism meet; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. With interviews and profiles of craftivists who are changing the world with their art, and through examples that range from community embroidery projects, stitching in prisons, revolutionary ceramics, AIDS activism, yarn bombing, and crafts that facilitate personal growth, Craftivism provides imaginative examples of how crafters can be creative and altruistic at the same time. Artists profiled in the book are from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Asia, and their crafts include knitting, crocheting, sewing, textiles, pottery, and ceramics. There's the Brooklyn writer who creates large-scale site-specific knitted installations; the British woman who runs sewing and quilting workshops for community building and therapy; the Indonesian book maker and organizer of a DIY craft center; and the Oxford, England, cultural theorist and dress designer. A wonderful sense of optimism and possibility pervades the book: the inspiring notion that being crafty can really make the world a better place. Betsy Greer is a writer, crafter, researcher, and the author of Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social and Political Change Stitch by Stitch. She also runs the blog craftivism.com and believes that creativity and positive activism can save not only the soul, but also the world.