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Everyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And everyone can be mindful. The Mindfulness in Knitting casts fresh light on this famously calming craft, and reveals... Read more
Everyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And everyone can be mindful. The Mindfulness in Knitting casts fresh light on this famously calming craft, and reveals how the simple repetition of plain and purl can in itself nurture wellbeing. Rachael Matthews explores the joys of making and looks at the benefits of taking upÿ one of the simplest and most useful of crafts. ÿ
The Mindfulness in Knitting Hardback edition by Rachael Matthews
Rachael Matthews (London, UK) is the director of Cast Off Knitting Club, and Prick Your Finger, an ethical yarn shop and textile gallery, both in East London. An artist specializing in knitting, and a teacher focusing on Craftivism and craft process, she has curated knitted works at the V&A, Barbican, Tate Modern, and the Crafts Council, including a Yan Tan Tethara Mandala. Rachael was a columnist of Simply Knitting Magazine for six years, is regularly featured in the international press, and is the author of Knitorama (2005).
Everyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And everyone can be mindful. Rachael Matthews explores the joys of making and looks at the benefits of taking up one of the simplest and most useful of crafts.
Focusing on the art of Crochet, this book provides information about the art of 'hooking' as well as the answers to several questions. Projects include burlesque costumes to wear at the circus, as well as easy to make essential accessories for the modern home.
Knitting in Public (or KIP) is the latest craze in suburbia. Previously knitting was a hidden pastime, executed only in the privacy of one's own home. Now you can be unashamed, and knit in public places, with these new tools for survival in the rough and tumble world of suburbia.
The Little Hands series encourages readers to explore the natural world up-close and personal. Colorful photography and clear text combine to consider the often-overlooked wonders of leaves, flowers, sand, and other everyday elements of nature. Each spread features questions for discussion and exploration, and clearly outlined activities urge readers to get their little hands messy!
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