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The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice

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Available for the first time in paperback, The Knitting Sutra reveals how women can learn to knit their way to nirvana.

When Susan Gordon Lydon was coping with a broken arm, her craft took on new significance. While knitting was essential to strengthening her hands, it also provided her with a newfound sense of peace and creativity. Immersed in brilliant colors, textures, and images of beautiful sweaters, Lydon found healing and enlightenment in a way she had never imagined. Capturing this journey of discovery, The Knitting Sutra recounts her remarkable membership in a community of craftswomen around the world, from sweater makers in Scotland to Navajo weavers, and the adventures that her craft led her on.

As she masters new techniques and conquers old obstacles, Lydons story conveys how the lessons she learned from knitting, such as stillness and interdependence, later sustained her through a cancer diagnosis and even the incapacitation of her hands. The Knitting Sutra is both a meditation on craft and an affirmation for anyone seeking heartfelt comfort.

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In gentle, reflective prose, Lydon's story conveys how the lessons she learned from knitting, such as stillness and interdependence, later sustained her through a cancer diagnosis and shaped her perspective.

Synopsis:

Both a meditation on craft and an affirmation for anyone seeking heartfelt comfort, "The Knitting Sutra" recounts Susan Lydon's membership in a remarkable community of craftswomen from all parts of the world, including sweater makers in Scotland and Navajo weavers.

About the Author

SUSAN GORDON LYDON is a regular contributor to the knitting magazine Interweave and the Knitlit anthologies. The author of Take the Long Way Home, she has written for many national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, and Ms., and she writes a column for the Oakland Tribune. A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, she conducts knitting workshops and is working on a new memoir of knitting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767916332
Subtitle:
Craft as a Spiritual Practice
Author:
Lydon, Susan Gordon
Author:
Lydon, Susan
Publisher:
Potter Craft
Location:
New York
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
281.
Publication Date:
20040427
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.58x5.66x.38 in. .26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In gentle, reflective prose, Lydon's story conveys how the lessons she learned from knitting, such as stillness and interdependence, later sustained her through a cancer diagnosis and shaped her perspective.
"Synopsis" by , Both a meditation on craft and an affirmation for anyone seeking heartfelt comfort, "The Knitting Sutra" recounts Susan Lydon's membership in a remarkable community of craftswomen from all parts of the world, including sweater makers in Scotland and Navajo weavers.
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