A presentation and book signing from the author of Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery (Arsenal Pulp Press) with special guest Takashi Iwasaki.
Hoopla showcases those who take the craft of embroidery where it's never gone before, in an astonishing, full-colour display of embroidered art. Hoopla rebels against the quaint and familiar embroidery motifs of flowers and swashes, and focuses instead on innovative stitch artists who specialize in unusual, guerrilla-style patterns such as needlepoint nipple doilies and a ransom note pillow; it demonstrates that modern embroidery artists are as sharp as the needles with which they work.
Leanne Prain is the co-author (with Mandy Moore) of Yarn Bombing, now in its third printing. She co-founded a stitch and bitch called Knitting and Beer in order to expand her skills while knitting at the pub. A professional graphic designer, Leanne holds degrees in creative writing, art history, and publishing. She lives and knits in Vancouver. Visit her online here.
Winnipeg’s own Takashi Iwasaki, manager and director of Semai Gallery and an accomplished artist whose work spans a wide variety of mediums will also be in attendance discussing his own Hoopla contribution. You can find out more on Takashi by visiting him online here.
Please stick around after Leanne’s presentation as she will be hosting a special stitch and bitch after the book signing.