Strange Material – Leanne Prain – Chapter Four

Textiles of Protest, Politics and Power

Yarn Bombing

12 yarn bombs to put a smile on your face: pink yarn military tank

Arpilleras

Protest Banner

Textile protest banner

Manifesto

@artsemergency banner manifesto, perfect for the @PHMMcr #textile #power #arts http://t.co/hDQW8QSslk

Craftivism

“A true Craftivist uses craft as a tool for gentle activism aimed at influencing long-term change.”  One stitch at a time.

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Podcasts on the Subversive stitch – the placing of stitched textiles where they don’t belong.

Mr X Stitch

Literature – A Tale of Two Cities

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Madame Defarge knitted the names of those executed by the guillotine during the French Revolution.

Gandhi – spinning for freedom. Previous blog entry Gandhi.

Diane Bush interview with this artist of political satire.

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ImBLEACHmenr project.

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Photos of corrupt politicians with bleach thrown at them – then the image was transferred onto blankets for the homeless.

Climbing Poetree S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D.

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Performance poets Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman  give 6″ squares of fabric to their audience who are invited to write a personal story on them.They are then made into banners.

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