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Knits & Pieces : A Knitting Miscellany (Hardcover) (Danielle Holke)

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Once a skill of practical necessity, knitting is one of the world’s most popular crafts and hobbies today. Written by a leading blogger in the contemporary craft scene, Knits and Pieces offers a comprehensive and entertaining illustrated guide to knitting’s history and contemporary appeal.
Danielle Holke traces the origins of knitting to the basic human need for clothing as protection against the elements, and she follows its thread to the war years when many women took up knitting on behalf of soldiers and to today’s activist craft movement such as knitting graffiti and yarn-bombing. Holke explores the recent knitting revival led by bloggers, podcasts, celebrities, and social media, and she discusses how the wider availability of natural and exotic fibers combined with the growing interest in DIY crafts has helped create a truly international knitting community.
Illustrated throughout and including facsimiles of some iconic patterns, Knits and Pieces is a must-have for knitting enthusiasts and craft lovers.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Crafts + Hobbies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Danielle Holke
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2017
TCIN: 52838505
UPC: 9781910787632
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-7260
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