Describe Your Artistic Practice

I am a writer, maker and designer. I’m the author of three books on craft and culture: Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (co-authored with Mandy Moore); Hoopla: The Art of Expected Embroidery; and Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles. I’m currently at work on a new book about community-based creative projects.

Leanne Prain

Hometown

Comox, B.C.

What Do You Do at Crafted Vancouver?

Co-host of the Crafted Reading Salon

Describe Your Artistic Practice

I am a writer, maker and designer. I’m the author of three books on craft and culture: Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (co-authored with Mandy Moore); Hoopla: The Art of Expected Embroidery; and Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles. I’m currently at work on a new book about community-based creative projects.

Favourite cup of tea:

Rishi Chai

Favourite object:

A bamboo cricket cage that my parents gave me for my 2nd Christmas.

Best Exhibition I saw this year:

Cindy Sherman at the VAG

Inspired by:

Sam Carter, Canadian Design historian and curator who says the most important thing we can do is “show people making things”

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