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Knitting the Threads of Time: Casting Back to the Heart of Our Craft

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Synopsis:

Murphy reveals how the art of knitting is deeply entwined with the regenerative powers of healing and fertility. As the author works on knitting a sweater for her son, she skillfully weaves in life stories of women from around the world, illustrating the living legacy that textiles still play in many cultures.

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In an era of global warming, war, escalating expenses, declining income, and drugs and violence in schools, many mothers feel they have little control over their families or their worlds. Nora Murphy eloquently demonstrates that many women do control one tiny thing: their next stitch.

While tracing the frustrations and joys of knitting a sweater for her son through the course of one cold, dark Minnesota winter, Murphy eloquently brings to life the traditions and cultures of women from many backgrounds, including Hmong, American Indian, Mexican, African, and Irish. Murphys personal stories — about her struggles to understand esoteric knitting patterns, her help from the shaman of the knit shop, and her challenges sticking with an often vexing project — will appeal to knitters as well as everyone else who has labored to create something from scratch.

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ISBN:
9781577316572
Author:
Murphy, Nora
Publisher:
New World Library
Subject:
Personal Transformation
Subject:
Inspiration & Personal Growth
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Knitting -- United States.
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 9 oz

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Product details 208 pages New World Library - English 9781577316572 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Murphy reveals how the art of knitting is deeply entwined with the regenerative powers of healing and fertility. As the author works on knitting a sweater for her son, she skillfully weaves in life stories of women from around the world, illustrating the living legacy that textiles still play in many cultures.
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In an era of global warming, war, escalating expenses, declining income, and drugs and violence in schools, many mothers feel they have little control over their families or their worlds. Nora Murphy eloquently demonstrates that many women do control one tiny thing: their next stitch.

While tracing the frustrations and joys of knitting a sweater for her son through the course of one cold, dark Minnesota winter, Murphy eloquently brings to life the traditions and cultures of women from many backgrounds, including Hmong, American Indian, Mexican, African, and Irish. Murphys personal stories — about her struggles to understand esoteric knitting patterns, her help from the shaman of the knit shop, and her challenges sticking with an often vexing project — will appeal to knitters as well as everyone else who has labored to create something from scratch.

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