It's a book signing! No, it's a trunk show! No, it's an impromptu fashion show! No, it's craft meets knitting meets community meets inspiration meets...oh whatever. Just come say hi to us if we have an event in your area.
If you aren't already a major Kristin Nicholas fan like I am, then one glance at this photo, of her yarnbombed sunflower field, should do it: photo by Kristin Nicholas
Head straight over to her blog and look at some of the other photos from this bit of whimsy. While you're there, enter to win a copy of Craft Activism. (which you can see, from that link, is on Amazon's list of Best Books of 2011. Seriously!)
Krisitn had to wear the ocelot scarf from Craft Activism , once she showed up in those glasses. Perfect!
One of the huge perks of having the book come out has been meeting people I admire while we promote it. I had the best time yapping away with Kristin and her daughter Julia at Webs in Northampton MA. She makes me want to try all kinds of colorful combinations of knitting, stitching andrejoicing in the juiciness of textiles. Go look at these patterns and tell me you don't feel the same way?
When we started to brainstorm what & who to feature in the book, one subject was a no-brainer. Norma Miller and the Red Scarf Project. You can learn why in this free excerpt.
Yup, lookie right here, a glimpse into Norma's Blogging World Headquarters, with the ever adorbs Mr Jefferies. (and I am not one to throw the word adorbs around lightly. Or, um, at all.) More about our photo shoot together for the book over on my knit blog, She Shoots Sheep Shots.
You can win a copy of Craft Activism, our book, in the contest Norma is running this week to support the Red Scarf Scholarship Fund. Go enter--and go knit or crochet a red scarf. Deadline for the scarves is Dec 15th.
How do you top publication day? By following it up with a radio show – an entire 2-hour radio show!!– about Craft Activism. At 3 p.m. Eastern Time, I'll be chatting with Mark Lipinski, craft guru on Creative Mojo. Craft Activist Virginia Fleck in her Austin studio
We are thrilled to announce that our new book Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In is released and available in bookstores and online.
Somehow today got here both at a snail's pace, and lightening fast. How does that happen ? We <cough, Gale> haven't quite had the chance to get this blog fully up to speed. Come back often. We'll share behind-the-scenes visits to makers we met, and makers we want you to know about. There'll links to craft activism worldwide, ideas, and handmade marvels. The power of making boggles our minds. We want to boggle yours, too.
I was going to say this book is a little of everything but that is not true. It is a lot of everything. Let us know what you think.
Do you want to have a CRAFT ACTIVISM talk or event ? Contact us. We can talk, present a slideshow, booksign and/or lead a hand on craft activism activity. We love to meet you.
Join Gale at Fiber College of Maine, in beautiful Searsport September 5-8th. Whether you sign up for her Better Blogging (photo side of things) or another class, it's a unique gathering, in a to-die-for setting.