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Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social & Political Change, Stitch by Stitch

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In the last five years knitting has undergone a complete transformation. Once considered a grandmotherly craft, knitting is now embraced by new generations of young, socially and politically conscious crafters. For these new knitters, their craft represents much more than the finished project; their knitting is a way to slow down in a fast-paced culture, subvert producers of mass manufactured merchandise, embrace the domestic, connect to people in their community, support communities across the globe, and express their own personal style and creativity.Betsy Greer, creator of Craftivism.com, has written the handbook for this new culture of knitters. By highlighting the subversive, revolutionary, and political aspects of knitting, Greer shows readers that knitting can be a profound way to: Connect to ourselves by embracing the personal and meditative aspects of knitting;Reach out to our community through sharing our skill and through charity knitting; andSupport others across the globe by using knitting as a form of activism and expression.

She offers musings, thoughts, tips, stories, and step-by-step projects--all in support of the belief that every time we knit we have the opportunity to create positive change in the world.

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Once considered a grandmotherly craft, knitting is now embraced by new generations of young, socially and politically conscious crafters. For these knitters, their craft is a way to slow down in a fast-paced culture. Greer shows how knitting can help create positive change in the world.

About the Author

Betsy Greer is the founder of Craftivism.com, where she writes about the role craft can play in activism. Widely known in craft circles, she has contributed to a number of books, including Super Crafty, Get Crafty, Making Stuff, The Crafter Culture Handbook, DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture, Bead Simple, and Handmade Nation, and has written for Vogue Knitting.

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Krista Smith-Moroziuk, July 9, 2009 (view all comments by Krista Smith-Moroziuk)
This is an important book for any knitter. We can use knitting to slow down in a fast-paced culture, while helping charities in our community, and around the world. Betsy Greer shows us how.
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susan beth, February 9, 2009 (view all comments by susan beth)
The overarching message in this book: no act of kindness or subversion is too small to change the world. Greer recounts how her journey from knitting as personal pastime morphed into knitting as social activism, and encourages all knitters to find their do-good niche through the craft. Knitting for Good has shown me a way to take my knitting out into the world, to help others heal from disease and tragedy, and I can't wait to get started.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590305898
Subtitle:
A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch
Author:
Greer, Betsy
Publisher:
Roost Books
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081111
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
SOME HALFTONES
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8 x 5.95 x 0.4 in 0.5 lb

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