Slow Knitting

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 10, 2017 - Crafts & Hobbies - 176 pages
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Like the "slow food" movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knit-ting--sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly--Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion, and a unique necessity.

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This book is primarily a collection of brief bios of different yarn producers. The photos are nice, but I wish the materials were more diverse. Almost all the brands are wool. There is some other animal fiber, but no discussion of organic cotton, bamboo or other plant based fibers. Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Hannah Thiessenfinds inspiration in texture, color, and pattern, especially as it can be applied to wool and knitting. An avid knitter and handspinner, Hannah also pursues her love of the natural fiber world through crochet, floorloom weaving, and a career in connecting yarn companies with the craftspeople they serve. She also writes copy and creates content for corporate clients such as Shibui Knits, Knit Purl, and The Sheep's Stockings. She was previously the Creative Director for both Malabrigo and Premier Yarns.

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