Read his Guardian obituary and, like me, you’ll think “what a guy”.
Category Archives: Craft in the Guardian
ps. Kate and Gemma contributed to a little piece I’ve done for the Guardian and BlackBerry. It’s part of an awesome campaign I’m doing for them (along with my awesome colleague DT), which also includes this “how to draw a monster” piece by Jonathan Edwards (aka Felt Mistress‘s fella), “how to be a digital illustrator” by Sam Brewster and the “how to create a monster” video which features some of my favourite creatives. Go have a gander and let me know what you think.
Followers of MADWP will know that I’m rather partial to a bit of political craft – it’s why I made this gallery of the best Obama and Romney craft for the Guardian.
Having written it the day before the election, I wasn’t sure whether Melanie Howard’s prediction was going to be that accurate (she reckoned Obama might do it as his finger puppets were outselling the Romney ones), but I’m SUPER glad she was.
Anders Behring Breivik, the 33-year-old terrorist responsible for the Norway shootings, is sick. And I cannot believe that craft made its way into his sick testimony this week. (via The Guardian)
Helen Pidd writes … He objected to the “feminisation” of Norway, which he said was imported from the Soviet Union by the Norwegian Labour party after the second world war. “Suddenly boys are supposed to start knitting and doing crochet and cooking,” he complained, saying that traditional gender role models were reversed when girls were learning about DIY.
I started this cross stitch two years ago next month. Finally, it’s done…
The pattern is here.
Despite being huge over the last decade, knitting is having a bit of a resurgence this year in particular. Here’s why I think it’s happening, in a piece I wrote for the Guardian last week.
‘The art of knitting: masterpieces reimagined’, on guardian.co.uk, posted on March 30 2011.
‘You’ve seen The Scream… how about The SEAM? Edvard Munch masterpiece among paintings recreated by ladies’ knitting group,’ on dailymail.co.uk, posted on April 6 2011.
I don’t always get things first (see knitted Royal Wedding, scooped by the Mail, and the knitted dog book, first published in The Telegraph’s Stella), so it’s nice to do things first every now and again.