Book Review :: I’m Not Naked (Anymore)

I’m Not Naked (anymore) by Sonya Côté really took me by surprise. I can honestly say that I haven’t binge read a book, like I did with this one, in a very long time. I don’t want to say that I was surprised that I would enjoy it, because after reading the jacket I had a pretty good idea that it would be right up my alley.. and it really was. We walk with Sonya, through the chapters of her… Read More

Book Review:: A Little Book of Craftivism

I am taking another trip deep into my bookcase this evening to review another one of my favourite books on the subject of ‘Craftivism‘. It is written by  Craftivist Collective founder and author of the new book ‘How To Be A Craftivist‘, Sarah Corbett. I am presently reading her current title and am looking forward to an interview with Sarah once I have finished the book. The book I am reviewing today is called ‘A Little Book of Craftivism‘ and… Read More

Pineapple Cure :: A Poem By Kelly Scanlan

Knife in hand, I start cutting into the prickly flesh of the pineapple that’s lived on my kitchen table for the better part of the week. Watching the blade uncover the speckled meat, my mind wanders to a scene over a decade ago, in a cold kitchen, knife against a similarly prickled specimen, under entirely different circumstances. We had gotten into a fight, again. It was in the parking lot of a Taco Bell in his aging pick-up truck after… Read More

Book Review:: Handmade Nation

I’ve had Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design on my bookshelf for many years (it was originally published in October of 2008), but I still felt that it was a good choice for one of our first book reviews because of the very special movement that it documents, in craft and in feminism. This book brings me back to myself, in a way. It represents my beginnings of creating craft for the purpose of protest for groups like… Read More