Unexpected Embroidery with Leanne Prain at Plush Workshops DIY OR DIE
January 30, 2013. 6:30-8:30 PM
A beginner embroidery skills workshop. Participants will embellish a cotton tea towel using Sublime Stitching patterns.
Cost: $35 (includes all materials and use of tools). Register in advance by phone (604 708 5199), in person at Plush (4296 Main Street
Vancouver) or book online at PlushOnMain.com
2012 Speaking Engagements and Workshops
The North Shore Embroidery Guild – North Vancouver
Subversive Embroidery Lecture
November 8, 1012 | 10 AM – 12 PM
St. George’s Church, North Vancouver
Got Craft Holiday Fair
December 8 & 9, 2012
Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver
Embroidery on card workshop
Kamloops Art Gallery
Yarn Bombing Kamloops
Workshop, presentation, and information session
September 29, 2012 1-3 PM
‘Yarn Bombing 101′
Mini MakerFaire Vancouver
June 23 and 24th, 2012
All day at the P.N.E.
Leanne ran a community embroidery table. 100 people contributed to a unique canvase.
April 12, 2012 | 7-9 PM
‘Yarn Bombing 101′
LuLu Series: Art in the City
Richmond City Hall
Leanne spoke about about Yarn Bombing at Richmond, BC. She taught 80 adults to create ‘pom-pom bombs’.
Book Tour 2011
Leanne was on the road during the fall of 2011 to spread a little bit of Hoopla to the east and west coasts.
September 19, 2011
Yarn Bombing & Hoopla Presentation
White Rock Public Library
15342 Buena Ave Vista
White Rock, BC V4B 1Y6
Download the White Rock event poster.
September 22, 2011
Official Hoopla Book Launch
Spool of Thread
101-649 E. 15th Ave. (at 15th and Fraser)
September 27, 2011
Hoopla Presentation and Book Signing
883 Queen Street West
Download the Type Books event poster.
September 29, 2011
Hoopla roundtable with contributing artists Richard Saja, Erin Stanton, Textile Arts artist-in-residence Annie Coggan-Crawford, and Iviva Olenick.
505 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, New York
Download the Textile Arts event poster.
October 6, 2011
Craft Bar, Museum of Craft and Folk Art
51 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, California
6–8 pm, Admission $5 at the door
Download the Craft Bar event poster.
October 8, 2011
Yarn Bombing and Hoopla Presentation and Book Signing
28 E 3rd Ave # 100
San Mateo, California
Download the poster for Nine Rubies here.
October 10, 2011
Hoopla Book Signing with artists Penny Nickels and Johnny Murder
In Other Words
14 Northeast Killingsworth Street
Download the event poster here .
October 11, 2011
Assemble Gallery and Studio
7406 Greenwood Avenue North
Yarn Bombing & Hoopla Talk, craft and book signing
Download the Assemble Seattle event poster.
October 22, 2011
Bowen Island, BC
Hoopla Talk with Artist Sarah Haxby
The Gallery at Artisan Square
Doors open at 4:30 pm. Event until 7 pm.
November 7, 2011
Vancouver Public Library
Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St.,
Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms
Craft demo and visual talk on Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery
November 23, 2011
Eco-Salon with Joy Kogawa House for the Arts Alliance of Vancouver
Roundhouse Community Art and Recreation Centre
A case analysis of a community yarn bombing of the cherry tree at Joy Kogawa House. Participants can also knit or crochet a cherry blossom for the house.
November 26, 2011
Courtenay Branch, Vancouver Island Regional Library
Author talk and book signing. Yarn Bombing and Hoopla event.
December 1, 2011
Burnaby Public Library – McGill Branch
4595 Albert St.,
Book signing and author talk on unexpected embroidery.
December 3, 2011
Urban Uprising Craft Fair, Seattle
Book signing from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Urban Craft Uprising
December 10, 2011
One of a Kind Show, Vancouver
Subversive craft talk and embroidery-on-paper demo
December 17, 2011
Gibsons & District Public Library
Book signing and author talk on unexpected embroidery and yarn bombing.
Books by Leanne Prain
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti
Co-authored with Mandy Moore
Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery
Available now from Arsenal Pulp Press.
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