Buy AntiCraft: Knitting, Beading And Stitching For The Slightly Sinister by Renee Rigdon, Zabet Stewart (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Anticraft has ratings and 60 reviews. Eden said: While it’s true that the world of crafting is riven with winsome, sweet, and treacly projects and th. AntiCraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister. likes. Fred Wallner (born April 28, in Greenfield, MA) is a former.

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Foor, beading and stitching projects to make – or not. If you would describe your favorite crafts as supercute” – no, let us rephrase: If the idea of handcrafting the most nauseatingly adorable plush bunny you’ve ever seen sets your heart atwitter – feel free to stop reading. If you’re still reading, you may be cynical and fed up with Knitting, beading and stitching projects to make – or not.

If you’re still reading, you may be cynical and fed up with syrupy crafts as we are. Sinuster you and your likeminded Knittin, we have hand-selected twenty-five projects from the most talented crafters you’ll never find in the mainstream whatever that even means. Creations your goody-goody little sister will roll her eyes at, including snake-motif thigh-highs and a duct-tape corset.

AntiCraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister

Tips and sidebars to celebrate with as much enthusiasm as any of us can muster your delightfully dark nature, including suggested mood-enhancers soundtracks, movies, etc. Basic techniques for knitting, crochet and jewelry-making virgins – complete with step-by-step photos to save you from the embarrassment of asking that annoyingly perky coworker for help.

Abticraft us in the AntiCraft movement – where self-expression, no matter how socially unacceptable, is given a scalpel and room to operate. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Anticraftplease sign up. Lists with This Book.

Jan 24, Eden rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Goth teens who like to knit. While it’s true that the world of crafting is riven with winsome, sweet, and treacly projects and the stores that cater to them, I think there may be more open a category than this book lets on. The book is informative regarding the techniques used to make specific projects, but almost every project is based around skulls and a decidedly Goth aesthetic.

The book design itself is littered with irrelevant 19th century woodblock cut graphics, and the authors think themselves witty. I like the idea of what this book could be, but as a sanctioned subculture masquerading as sfitching alternative or “anti” culture, it’s really not much more than a collection of the same information in black instead of white.


Hot Topic makes millions of dollars per year cashing in on this easily capitalized upon “anti”culture. I feel like such a rebel.

Anticrafg 15, Lara rated it really liked it. I reviewed this for PopMatters. Besides this project, there are several other excellent features in Anticraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister.

The settings are invariably dungeon-inspired hangouts with antiqued decorations. Just flipping through and looking at the great pictures might keep you from noticing that a simple skull-accented hat is edged with faux FunFur. All the better for the book sales, really. The extra material in the book is a big plus.

Here the authors recommend music, movies, or books to match the mood of the project. Themed recipes and comic strips featuring the authors are also great touches. And the whole book is illustrated like an art project, with vine-like doodles, Victorian-style wood-block prints, and explanations of pagan symbols.

At the back there is the customary crafting techniques section, although this one contains illustrated instructions on creating your own chain mail. On the whole, the book is a pleasure to flip through, but most of the projects are either too intricate or too impractical to really bother making. The point is more about the inspiration and finding a place in the community of Anticrafters. Dec 10, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: I couldn’t help it There are some great projects in this book.

I especially liked the Bella armwarmers, and the Poison Ivy boa. The projects also include random dark bits like playlists and inspirations Some projects are a little ridiculous in their weirdness two headed knitted rat dolls, anyone?

Sep 22, SmarterLilac rated it really liked it. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to knit a menstrual cup cozy anc paint your nursery black, an is for you. Fun commentary from Anticraft: From the stitxhing ‘Creation from chaos is natural.

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We’ve come to a place where we’ve realized that we have this actual, physical need to create things. We’re sick of homogenized culture A place of sunshine and light, a place for your dear, sweet schnookums to rest his pretty little head. If teddy bears and nonironic unicorns irritate you, how do you think you’re helpless infant feels about these things?

Just because beaidng cannot talk doesn’t mean that he should have to endure–shudder–cuteness. If someone came up to you and said, ‘Oh, aren’t you dark and scary? Who’s dark and scary?

Oh, you are, you creepy little thing you,’ you would at least give them the icy stare of death. Should your child be forced to endure this because they have not yet mastered the icy stare of death? Talk to your child as though your child were a real, live person.

She may seem like a squirming, eating, pooping monster right now, but one day she will talk. If you want her to be able to talk down to others, you have to talk up to her now. Children do not care about what’s ‘in’ this season, and you probably don’t either.


Apr 23, jess rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 25, S Robie rated it it was amazing. Jun 03, Cissa rated it really liked it. Lots of fun ideas here! Oddly- since I am a knitter- the crochet patterns are more appealing to me than the knitted ones- though I do love the Skylla cozy that is a knitted kraken!

While I also love the long serpent stockings, adjusting them for my size is more than I feel inclined to try. There are a couple of hats with fun skull-and-crossbones motifs, though! In crochet, the Briar Rose decorative scarf is really nifty.

I also like the vulture-themed bag, and the 2-headed rat stuffie. And there’s Lots of fun ideas here! And there’s some kink stuff, for those inclined that way Fewer things stand out for me in the Sewing and Misc sections, though I’ll mention that the former has a pretty “Wheel of the Year” skirt, and latter includes some basic chain mail as well as a gorgeous “Tree of Life” beaded shrine piece or wall hanging, as well as other beaded designs. Sprinkled in are a number of recipes that look tasty, as well as various short articles on themes and motifs.

There are basic instructions for the crafts included in the back. Very fun, for crafters who like knittibg with a twist! May 14, Emily rated it did not like it Shelves: The authors were trying way too hard with this. Part of the issue is ambition–too many types of projects rather than a number of quality projects with options for variation.

Also, a jnitting made with crochet? Then there’s the interior book design–incredibly distracting. Ok, anticraft, sinister, what have you, but I’ve got to be able to find the page numbers, particularly if the design also doesn’t make it clear where a project begins and ends and I need to rely on the table of contents.

Oct 16, Ami rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had to recently downsize my sizable book collection and this is one I just couldn’t bear to part with even if it weren’t autographed to me, which it is: I have enjoyed all of the projects I chose to undertake I plan to do them all eventually and the ones I did for gifts were well received.

Nov 04, Cami rated it liked it Shelves: I’m all for different things on the market. Although many of these projects were very goofy Halloween-like crafts see the two-faced rat dollI really liked the actual instruction in the back and think I may actually get how to knit now. It was awfully fun to read, too. Feb 14, Josie rated it really liked it. A really interesting read! The projects are not slighly the feint at heart, but having a warped sence of humor helps!