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For the Love of Knitting A Celebration of the Knitter's Art

Kari Cornell

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ISBN 10: 1552855821 / ISBN 13: 9781552855829
Published by VOYAGEUR PRESS, 2004
Condition: Used: Good Soft cover
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Title: For the Love of Knitting A Celebration of ...

Publisher: VOYAGEUR PRESS

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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One surviving cotton sock tells us that the Egyptians were knitting as long ago as the first millennium AD.  Tenderly preserved shawls and sweaters bespeak our great-grandmothers handiwork.  And colorful strands of yarn escaping from a basket in the corner show that the tradition lives on with us.  That tradition, celebrated in the stories and essays in this book, knits together a world of warmth and memory, wisdom and camaraderie.  These writings--sometimes amusing, sometimes moving, always entertaining--comprise a charming scrapbook reflecting the myriad cultural and historical aspects of knitting.  Ranging from the days of World War II to our own time, they include offerings by Jamaica Kincaid, Melanie Falick, Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, Susan Gordon Lydon, Pam Allen, Lela Nargi, Perri Klass, Teva Durham, and many others.

 

Artwork by Solveig Hisdal, fiber artists Debbie New and Karen Searle, and photographer Chris Hartlove,  along with historical photographs, vintage advertising, and pattern booklets, brings the color and textures of these stories to vibrant life.  Whether you ply knitting needles yourself or simply appreciate the art, this collection will enfold you in all the softness, warmth, and beauty of knitting today and yesterday.

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Stories, essays, and memories of knitting come together here to create a charming scrapbook of the age-old handicraft in all its cultural and historical richness.  Wry, amusing, moving, and enlightening, these writings range from World War II to our day; they include offerings by Jamaica Kincaid, Melanie Falick, Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, Susan Gordon Lydon, Pam Allen, Lela Nargi, Perri Klass, Teva Durham, and many others.  Artwork by Solveig Hisdal, fiber artists Debbie New and Karen Searle, and photographer Chris Hartlove,  along with historical photographs, vintage advertising, and pattern booklets, brings the color and textures of these stories to vibrant life. 

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