Leanne Prain

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Author and designer Leanne Prain writes about crafts (especially textiles), design, art, and activism.

Her books are Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (co-authored with Mandy Moore), Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery, and Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles published by Arsenal Pulp Press.

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I’ll be give a talk about Activism through Art & Design at the Comox Valley Web Posse on June 28th. As I grew up in the valley, I’m really looking forward to meeting the new creative community there, as it has grown leaps and bounds since I left in the 1990’s. This is a new talk that I’ve developed over the last year that I hope will spur creatives to think of how to responsibly tackle soci...

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