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The Power of Knitting - by Loretta Napoleoni (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Feminism & Feminist Theory

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Tarcherperigee

Age Range: Adult

Author: Loretta Napoleoni

Language: English

Street Date: October 13, 2020
TCIN: 79931749
UPC: 9780593087190
Item Number (DPCI): 247-45-6980
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



"Published in Swedish as Att sticka fèor livet by Mondial and in Italian as Sul filodi lana by Mondadori, in 2019"--Copyright page.



Book Synopsis



Purl and stitch: Empowering, healing, and reconnecting us to each other and ourselves

In a fractured world plagued by anxiety and loneliness, knitting is coming to the rescue of people from all walks of life. Economist and lifelong knitter Loretta Napoleoni unveils the hidden power of the purl and stitch mantra: an essential tool for the survival of our species, a means for women to influence history, a soothing activity to calm us, and a powerful metaphor of life.

This book is a voyage through our history following the yarn of social, economic and political changes - from ancient Egypt and Peru to modern Mongolia, from the spinning bees of the American Revolution to the knitting spies of World War II, and from the hippies' rejection of consumerism to yarnbombing protests against climate change. For the author it is also a personal journey of discovery and salvation, drawing on the wisdom her grandmother passed along as they knit together.

Revealing recent discoveries in neuroscience, The Power of Knitting offers proof of the healing powers of knitting on our bodies and minds. Breaking through societal barriers, even nursing broken hearts, and helping to advance cutting-edge science, knitting is still a valuable instrument for navigating our daily lives.

As a bonus, the book includes patterns for ten simple yet iconic projects that reflect the creative, empowering spirit of knitting, with complete instructions.



About the Author



Loretta Napoleoni, a life-long avid knitter, is an economist, consultant, and author whose books on global financing have been translated into 21 languages. Through her work with the International Monetary Fund, the commodities markets, and more, she has traveled the world (with knitting projects in tow). She splits her time between London and Rome, with annual visits to the US.
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