11.21.2016

Review: Crafting with Feminism by Bonnie Burton


Unapologetic & Clever (3 stars)


Though I found the overall tone of the book a fun, tongue-in-cheek presentation of flaunt-your-feminism, I just didn't find the majority of the crafts particularly interesting. Others just didn't feel really feminist (ie. the Nope Necklace, High Heels are a Pain Planters) or could have easily been sourced off of Pinterest (ie. Male Chauvinist Tears Coffee Mug, Next-Gen Feminist Onesie).

While I wouldn't buy it because I didn't find enough of the content worthy of adding it to my crafting shelf, I did like a few of the ideas a lot. The Huggable Uterus Body Pillow, Monster Week Tampon/Pad Case, and the Strong Female Character Prayer Candle crafts were all awesome ideas that I'd actually want to make.

If you're not much of a crafter and want to find some new ways to grow your skills while flaunting your feminist flag this might be a good fit for you. Experienced crafters, I'd call this a library selection if it interests you.

Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.


Crafting with Feminism by Bonnie Burton


Crafting, Humor, Feminism
Digital/Print (112 pages, QUIRK BOOKS)
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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