Church of Craft

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Fabrication is a collaborative artist-book/zine project implemented by members and friends of the Montreal Church of Craft, a community-based group that aims to encourage creativity and self-sufficiency among its members. The Fabrication team emerged from a shared love of fabrics and textile arts, and a fascination with the way they intersect with political and social concerns. The zine explores issues such as gender and textiles, globalization politics, and "craftivism" (activism through craft). These topics and others are addressed through short essays, short stories, first-person accounts, craft instructions, and visual and tactile art pieces. Art and craft methods employed in this work include embroidery, knitting, screen printing, photography, hand-sewing, and line drawing.