Friday, September 2, 2011

Craft Activism {non-fiction book review}

Title:  Craft Activism
Author: Joan Tapper, Gale Zucker
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Available:  September 27
Source:  netgalley

About the Book:
Handmade items are making a BIG comeback.  Etsy and Ebay and cottage shops all over the world are showcasing various talents and people are coming together because of these handmade items.  This book is all about sharing, giving, making and connecting.  Crafters all over come together in this grassroots phenomenon and  share their experiences, tips, and advice on living, teaching, and promoting a more meaningful DIY lifestyle. With this book you can learn to use your talents to further a cause, connect with others and make a difference in the world. 
My Take:
This book is huge!  Even if you have no idea how to hold a knitting needle or how to sell your items this book will teach you.  Some of the projects are pretty simple that a beginner can pick them up and a talented artisan can still find something new and original.  I especially enjoyed the chapter on making a difference with your craft.  Therewere even links to various organizations to help the reader make that difference.  This would be a to buy book, because of all the great pictures and instructions. 
About the authors:
JOAN TAPPER was the founding editor of National Geographic Traveler and editor of the award-winning Islands magazine. She is the author of seven books, including Shear Spirit, which she co-authored with Gale.

GALE ZUCKER is an award-winning location photographer and avid knitter. Her work has appeared in TV Guide, the New York Times, USA Weekend, Mason-Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines, and other commercial, editorial, and corporate projects.
7 thumbs up!

I was given a copy of this book to review by netgalley.  No other compensation was given and I was not required to give a positive review.  All reviews are my own thoughts!


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