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Hoopla The Art of Unexpected Embroidery

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ISBN-10: 1551524066

ISBN-13: 9781551524061

Edition: 2011

Authors: Leanne Prain, Jeff Christenson

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Hoopla, by the co-author of 2009's bestselling Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti, showcases those who take the craft of embroidery where it's never gone before, in an astonishing, full-color display of embroidered art. Hooplarebels against the quaint and familiar embroidery motifs of flowers and swashes, and focuses instead on innovative stitch artists who specialize in unusual, guerrilla-style patterns such as subway maps, feminist Girl Guide badges, and metal band letterforms; it demonstrates that modern embroidery artists are as sharp as the needles with which they work. Hooplaincludes twenty-nine innovative embroidery patterns and profiles of contemporary embroidery…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication date: 9/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.77" wide x 8.02" long x 1.07" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Leanne Prain is the co-author (with Mandy Moore) of Yarn Bombing (2009), now in its third printing, and the author of Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery (2011). Her third book, Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles, will be published in fall 2014. She co-founded a stitch and bitch called Knitting and Beer in order to expand her skills while knitting at the pub. A professional graphic designer, Leanne holds degrees in creative writing, art history, and publishing. She lives and knits in Vancouver.