Thursday, September 29, 2011

Book launch & Stitch`n`Bitch with Leanne Prain - Free Pattern download

Join Leanne Prain (co-author of Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti) Sunday, October 2, at 2:00pm at McNally Robinson for a book launch and stitch and bitch.

Leanne, along with Winnipeg contributor and fibre artist Takashi Iwasaki, will be celebrating the launch of her new book Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery which profiles the world`s most provocative embroidery artists and includes 28 patterns for readers to create.

The event includes a visual talk about subversive embroidery and yarn bombing, as well as a book signing and stitch ‘n’ bitch. Bring your projects/crewel intentions and get down to the knitty-gritty with Leanne following the talk and book signing.  The event will also include a door prize draw of embroidery schwag from floss sponsor DMC.

They are offering a free pattern from the book - the Home Invasion project which involves stitching insect intruders onto already embroidered linens in the home—place mats, table cloths, pillow cases, etc.

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