Leanne Prain

Leanne Prain

Leanne Prain helps communities connect through creative ideas. A writer, speaker and certified design professional, her previous books include Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti (with Mandy Moore), now available in a 10th anniversary edition, and Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles.

Prain has been called a Shameless Woman by Shameless magazine and a Lingo Maker of the Year by Maclean’s magazine, Her creative projects and books have been featured in major publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue Knitting, the BBC, Irish Public Radio,  the Guardian, CBC, and the Globe and Mail.

When Prain is not writing, she serve as the co-artistic director of The Imprint, a literary collective founded with poet Laura Farina to explore participatory acts of writing in public spaces.

Website: leeanneprain.com
Twitter: @LeeannePraine
Instagram: @leeanneprain


Yarn Bombing

<span style="font-weight: 400;">On city street corners, around telephone posts, through barbed wire fences, and over abandoned cars, a quiet revolution is brewing. "Knit graffiti'' is an international guerrilla movement that started underground and is now embraced by crochet and knitting artists of all ages, nationalities, and genders. Its practitioners create stunning works of art out of yarn, then "donate" them to public spaces as part of a covert plan for world yarn domination.Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti is the definitive guidebook to covert textile street art. This full-color DIY book features twenty kick-ass patterns that range from hanging shoes and knitted picture frames to balaclavas and gauntlets, teaching readers how to create fuzzy adornments for lonely street furniture. Along the way, it provides tips on how to be as stealthy as a ninja, demonstrates how to orchestrate a large-scale textile project, and offers revealing information necessary to design your own yarn graffiti tags. The book also includes interviews with members of the international community of textile artists and yarn bombers, and provides resources to help readers join the movement; it's also chock full of beautiful photographs and easy step-by-step instructions for knit and crochet installations and garments.Join the yarn bombing revolution!</span>

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<b>BE CURIOUSER</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">   </span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Graffiti’s Cozy, Feminine Side</span> <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/fashion/creating-graffiti-with-yarn.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">-</span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The New York Times</span></i></a></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">   </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The rise of craftivism: weaving together the political and deeply personal </span><a href="https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/the-rise-of-craftivism-weaving-together-the-political-and-the-deeply-personal/article21110462/"><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">- The Globe and Mail</span></i></a></li>

<span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span><b>GET THE BOOK</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">  </span>

<a href="https://shop.owlsnestbooks.com/item/6nvBPLOyqFhNTY_1jugrGw"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Owl’s Nest Books</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (Calgary)  | </span><a href="https://calgary.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S95C1231260"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Calgary Public Library</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span>


7 PM
The Way We... Talk About Place
Oct 01 @ 7 PM MT - 8:30 PM MT

DJD Dance Centre

111 12 Ave SE
1 PM
Make Good Trouble with Leanne Prain
Oct 02 @ 1 PM MT - 2:15 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW