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Book Review: Crafting With Feminism By Bonnie Burton
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Crafting with Feminism
25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy
Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written by Bonnie Burton
Forward by Felicia Day
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: October 18th, 2016

I definitely have to make a Buffy the Vampire Slayer prayer candle from page 103. And with that, I’m hooked. I am not a crafty crafter. I can do a hook rug, or do a little ceramic painting, but I’m not a glitter, special scissor, felt fabric, glue gun type of gal. But this cute little number is lighthearted fare, for the beginner to intermediate, as long as you have a silly sense of humor. One needs that when making vagina ornaments, or one of the other projects for fun fierce women in Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy by Bonnie Burton.

Check out what else is in store below.

With a forward by one of my favorite Supernatural alums, Felicia Day, who explains strong feminism with whimsy way better than I ever could, this delightful book will show you how to make:

– Superheroine Wrist Cuffs: Need ribbon, felt, ribbon, hole puncher, etc.

– A Bra Wallet (definitely making this): straight pins, satin fabric, a bra (duh!).

– Monster Week Tampon/Pad Case: Fake fur, googly eyes, glue, etc.

– Power Panties: Need panties, sequins, fabric pen, and not much more.

The book has other bonus features such as a feminist musical playlist (“One Way or Another” by Blondie), how to set up a craft day, list of feminist holidays (Galentine’s Day Feb 13th), and a page of feminist films (Persepolis).

With step by step photographs to accompany the instructions, and beautiful pics of the finished products (see image gallery below), Crafting With Feminism is a perfect book, for when you want to get your girls together to “grab life by the p***y.” Makes a great gift for adolescents (maybe older) to senior citizens.

Girl Power!

Book Synopsis:

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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