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Leanne Prain


Leanne Prain enjoys looking for the connections between the handmade and the fabricated, the intentional and the accidental. She is the author of three books, Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles; Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (co-authored with Mandy Moore), and Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery, all published by Arsenal Pulp Press. She has also contributed design journalism to a variety of culture magazines including Designer, Desktop, Works that Work, and Seamwork. Born and raised in the Comox Valley, she currently lives in Vancouver and drinks a lot of coffee.

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Yarn bombing, the spontaneous act of applying textiles in public spaces, liberates both artist and observer from expectation.     What is...

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