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Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy

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Published by Quirk Books on 2016-10-18
Paperback: $14.99
HUMOR, HOUSE and HOME, CRAFTS and HOBBIES


Grab a handful of glitter and get your girl power on with 25 subversive and easy-to-make projects.
 
This is what a feminist crafter looks like! Crafting with Feminism features 25 irreverent and easy-to-make projects that celebrate everything that rocks about girls, gals, and badass women. Wear your ideology on your sleeve by creating fierce custom merit badges. Prove that the political is personal with DIY power panties. Get cozy with a handmade Huggable Uterus Body Pillow, or craft heroine finger puppets to honor great women like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo, and bell hooks. Featuring tips on everything from beginner sewing stitches to building a kickin’ party playlist, and a totally empowering forward from “Queen of Geeks” Felicia Day, this book has everything you need for an awesome crafternoon.


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Crafting with Feminism

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Copyright ? 2016 by Quirk Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Except as authorized under U.S. copyright law, no part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Number: 2016930950 ISBN: 978-1-59474-927-8 Printed in China Typeset in Franklin Gothic and Adobe Garamond Designed by Andie Reid Photographs by Liz Daly, except for the following pages by Mike Reali: 14, 17, 18, 20, 40, 42, 55, 61, 63, 64, 66, 80, 93, 102. Production management by John J. McGurk Quirk Books 215 Church Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 quirkbooks.com 10? 9? 8? 7? 6? 5? 4? 3? 2? 1

To my mom, step-mom, and grandmothers, Jane Wiedlin, Murphy Brown, Peppermint Patty, Princess Leia, Sarah Jane Smith, Buffy Summers, Uhura, and all the other feminists''ctional and real'who ever made me proud to be a girl with a wicked jaw.

Feminist Badges of Honor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Heroes of Feminism Finger Puppets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Pizza Not Patriarchy Reusable Lunch Bag. . . . . . . . . . . 23 All Hail the Queen Crown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Tampon Buddies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Drinking Dames Flask. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Queen Ring Bling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Huggable Uterus Body Pillow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Power Panties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Em-broad-ery Hoop Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Superheroine Wrist Cu's. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Nope Necklace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

OF Feminist Killjoy Sash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Burning Bra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Peace and Equali-tea Aromatherapy Candles . . . . . . . . 69 High Heels Are a Pain Planters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Secret Stash in Your Rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Monster Week Tampon/Pad Case. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Next-Gen Feminist Onesie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Girl Band Cassette Business Card Holder. . . . . . . . . . . 89 Male Chauvinist Tears Co'ee Mug. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Food for Thought Plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Grrrl Coat of Arms Banner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Strong Female Character Prayer Candles . . . . . . . . . . 103

Crafting with Feminism FOREWORD by Felicia Day Hi, my name is Felicia. I have a vagina and I make crafts. In the past, when I had more free time, I would throw two or three crafting parties during the year. I'd invite all my lady friends over and o'er them a bu'et of glitter, pipe cleaners, construction paper, and stickers to create their perfect holiday greeting cards. Hosting my fellow females and giving them the chance to express their creativity through crafting was the ultimate get-together. I loved the look of concentration on the face of my lawyer friend, who hadn't made anything from scratch since high school, as she glued crooked ornaments to an awkward little Christmas tree. And the way my comedian friend snorted in laughter when she cut out a banana hammock for a Valentine's cupid. The delight of making things by hand is something we need more of in our lives, and that's why I wholeheartedly love this book. Bonnie has taken many clich's about feminism and turned them into wonderful exercises of whimsy. The projects embody the spirit of optimism and determination that I associate with feminist activism'a spirit that, sadly, has fallen out of focus thanks to reactionary politics. Recently, I was interviewed by a woman reporter, and she said to me, 'I don't want to make you uncomfortable, and you don't have to answer if you want, but would you call yourself . . .' Her voice lowered to a whisper, like she was asking me something profane. '. . . a feminist'? I was startled. I answered straightaway, 'Yes, of course, I'm a feminist. I believe in equal rights between the sexes.' But the incident lingered with me. Why did this woman act like she was asking me something dirty or embarrassing? I believe that feminism is about giving women the freedom to make the choices they want to make and to be what they want to be. No one should be con'ned to a narrower list of options just because of the way she was born. Feminism has a million positive ideas that could drown out the negative'and a fun book like Crafting with Feminism is just what we need to help that cause along. If you can get people to laugh about something loaded, you create space for them to think about things in a new light. And if you show that you don't take yourself seriously, you remind the rest of the world that we're all just trying to live as our authentic selves'even imperfectly. We're not much di'erent from each other. Think about this while you're making your sassy hoop art, feminist badge of honor, or cute little tampon buddy. I certainly will. Besides crafts, actress and writer FELICIA DAY has created many things, including the hit Web series The Guild, the romance and fantasy book club Vaginal Fantasy, and the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry.

10 Crafting with Feminism INTRODUCTION We Can Glue It! It doesn't matter if you can knit socks with your eyes closed or if you struggle to sew a button on a shirt. As soon as you stick a pair of googly eyes on a boring salt shaker, you can call yourself a crafter. Crafting is all about using creativity to transform ordinary materials into something greater than the sum of its parts. Just as anything can be a craft supply'pipe cleaners, felt pieces, old clothes, popsicle sticks, milk cartons, even rocks'anyone who picks up a glue gun can be a crafter. Learn the basics and you can make anything. That DIY spirit isn't just a big part of the crafting revolution'it also keeps feminism alive and thriving (really!). That magical, powerful feeling you get from turning paper bags into puppets or transforming scraps of felt into stunning appliqu's is the same spirit that has informed the feminist movement. Together we're stronger, cooler, and more awesome than we are on our own. We know women are amazing'that's what makes us feminists! But, unfortunately, women all over the world struggle for equality. So what do we do when society tries to keep us down? We write, create art, sew clothes, start bands. We paint signs and protest. We express our frustrations and outrage by displaying them for the world to see. In short, we make things happen by making things. This craft book is meant to o'er creative ideas for shouting out your opinions, pushing back on the haters, and paying tribute to your favorite female icons. From jewelry to home decor, these quirky DIY projects let you celebrate history's heroines, from the su'ragettes who fought for the vote to second-wave feminists such as Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes to riot grrrl bands like Bikini Kill. But the best thing about this book isn't learning how to make projects with a feminist spin all by yourself; it's sharing the fun with all your friends. There's always room at the feminist crafting table for anyone who believes in equality, no matter their identity or ability'if you can cut, sew, glue, and have fun doing it, then this book is for you. With these projects, you can host crafty cocktail parties, get artsy with your book club, organize a DIY day for a fundraising project, or just hang out one-on-one while whipping up tributes to the pioneers and principles of feminism. So grab a handful of glitter and get your girl power on. No one said feminism can't be fun!

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