A Call to Needles
Acts of Craftivism and Crafted Kindness in the Age of Trump
by Dee Ann Eisner
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Pub Date 14 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 07 Dec 2022
Columbus Publishing Lab, Proving Press
A Call to Needles is a comprehensive look at how our needlework became a tool for change, especially in the Age of Trump. Needleworkers have a particular set of skills, and this blending of craft and activism is often referred to as craftivism. This book pays homage to craftivists and needleworkers reacting to challenging times. The ideas, the design and development of patterns, the teams that have been built around these ideas, and the outreach to other needleworkers to support and sustain these efforts deserve more attention. Eisner builds on her backstory, calling on readers to feel their own Call to Needles, whether they participate in an existing project or create a new phenomenon.
Writing this book began as the author's coping mechanism while watching the slow chipping away at democracy, both in the US and around the world. It quickly became a passion project. The moment came that, even knowing there was more to discover, the writing simply had to stop. The story will continue, with updates on those in the book and new endeavors at www.acalltoneedles.com.
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Craftivism is something I was turned on to during the Trump years so I was really looking forward to reading this book. I took part in several of the projects mentioned as well as some not mentioned. Great book and I’m really happy I was able to review it.