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About the Author

JOAN TAPPER was the founding editor of National Geographic Traveler and editor of the award-winning Islands magazine. She is the author of seven books, including Shear Spirit, which she co-authored with Gale.

GALE ZUCKER is an award-winning location photographer and avid knitter. Her work has appeared in TV Guide, the New York Times, USA Weekend, Mason-Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines, and other commercial, editorial, and corporate projects.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft; Original edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307586626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307586629
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By marla j mclean on November 20, 2011
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This book is a reminder that there is not an app for everything. Craft Activism is all about enduring relationships to each other, the earth, ideas, materials, community, the senses, and art. Add in gorgeous photography and you have a gem of a book!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By barcar on November 14, 2011
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Craft Activism is a fun book...fascinating and witty--both the writing and the photography. Gale Zucker has a wonderful eye for the absurd or the funny or the inspiring, and Joan Tapper writes with empathy and clarity and in fine style. I have enjoyed this book enormously--and I'm not even a knitter. If you ARE a knitter--this has got to be a must read; if you just like to learn about original people creating unusual crafts for a cause, again it's a must.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Imperial Cookies on November 11, 2011
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The new "Craft Activism" book by the wonderfully well written Joan Tapper and gifted photographer Gale Zucker will bring you back to childhood and back to the present with wonderfully presented projects for today's crafter. This inspiring book will give you "the bug" to bring out those tools that are stuffed in the back of your drawers and craft closets and start to create once again. Homemade and handmade have never been so appreciated as they are today. This book is a must for all your friends who yearn to be creative. Enjoy the gift of giving and the gift of creating a one of a kind masterpiece. I do.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tnmorgen on December 7, 2011
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This book really opened my eyes to what I can do with my crafts! A great idea book, as well. I never thought of making some of the projects highlighted in the book, but now I will! Great book!
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By C. Burja on September 9, 2012
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I expected this book to be longer, but I was not disappointed. The content is plentiful. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to anyone looking for a sense of community in the craft world. I live in a rural area full of artisans, yet it is difficult to get together with them. The topics and projects in this book are thought-provoking and fun. I will be making several of the things in this book and hope to be able to meet some of the interviewees.
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I adore what Ms. Tapper has done here. The format is generally activism story, then a specific craft (or two) to attempt on your own, with some takeaways and images, too. This is a fun read, useful, and inspiring. This was a library checkout for me, but now I'll buy for the home library DIY shelves.
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If I ever think that I have nothing fun to do, I get this book off the shelf and look for a project that will be "green" and recyclable and then I dive into a new craft. This is one super book to have out on your coffee table, too. Well worth the price.
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