Author(s): Jo Waterhouse
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. While the methods and disciplines are often traditional 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.
Jo Waterhouse is an avid Indie Crafter, working in knitting, crochet and embroidery. She is the founder of the Worcester Rebel Knitting Club and an organizer of Worcester's Vintage and Craft Fair. She is the author of Concrete to Canvas: Skateboarders' Art (2005), Concrete 2 Canvas: More Skateboarders' Art (2007) and Art by Tattooists: Beyond Flash (2009).
Foreword by Faythe Levine (Director of Handmade Nation) Featuring work from: Diem Chau Angela Chick Craft Guerrilla Phil Davison Erin Dollar Marloes Dukyer Jenny Hart Kate Jenkins Knit the City Knitta Please Kup Kup Land Jacinta Lodge Joetta Maue Eva Monleon Moxie Sarah Neuburger Tania Patritti Emily Peacock Shauna Richardson Amy Rue Naomi Ryder William Schaff Severija Matte Stephens Vivienne Strauss Tada's Revolution Patricia Waller Kate Westerholt Howie Woo