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Knitting & Sustainability

Knitting

Making/handcraft supports sustainability in the following ways:

  • Systems thinking
  • Self-reliance
  • Creativity
  • Research
  • Communication
  • Designing for form
  • Satisfaction
  • Sewing
  • Repair
  • Story-telling
  • Working with a common purpose
  • Transformative ingenuity
  • Handwork enhancing neurological connections & focus
  • Skills that can be used in K-12 classroom
  • Enhanced understanding of material anthropology & archeology
  • Clothing as cultural identifier

Sweater Days 2014 Booklist

  • Knitting America, Susan Strawn, 2007
  • Stitch & Bitch, Knitting Handbook, Debbie Stoller, 2003
  • A Knitters Home Companion, Michelle Edwards, 2011
  • Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting , David Revere McFadden
  • A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers, Rita Buchanan, 1987
  • Needlework Through history – WL 5E TT750.L48 2007
  • Nuvisavik, The Place Where We Weave, Maria von Finkenstein
  • Subversive Seamster, Melissa Alvarado, Melissa Rannels, 2007
  • Needlework Through History, Catherine Amoroso Leslie , 2007
  • Threading Time, a Cultural history of Threadwork, Dolores Bausum, 2001
  • Compassionate knitting: Finding Basic Goodness in the Work of Our hands / Tara Jon Manning
  • Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion / Elizabeth Cline
  • Women's Work: the first 20,000 Years. Women, cloth, and Society in Early times / Elizabeth Wayland Barber