Indie Craft

By Jo Waterhouse

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  • Paperback
  • 200 illustrations
  • 128 pages
  • 220 x 220 mm
  • ISBN 9781856696968
  • Published October 2010

Craft has seen a huge resurgence in recent years. This book showcases the new wave of cool crafting – quirky, cutting-edge, craft-based artwork, often called Indie Craft or D.I.Y. craft. Indie craft is ‘not your grandma’s craft’. While the methods and disciplines are the same – such as embroidery, crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, tapestry, needle felt and plush toy making – the finished results are very different. Indie craft is contemporary, sometimes controversial, sometimes kitsch, ironic or humorous, often blurring the lines between art and craft. Work includes tattoo-influenced tapestry/needlepoint, graffiti cross- stitching, cross-stitching on to metal, 3D embroidery, and knitted street art. The book will appeal to the craft community, art, design and textile students, and anyone who enjoys craft-based art.

About the Author

Jo Waterhouse is an author and freelance writer specialising in DIY subcultures. She has contributed to UK and European arts magazines and writes her own DIY arts blog at thediyeye.com. Her first book Concrete to Canvas: Skateboarders' Art was published in 2005.

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