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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle by Clare Hunter - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781419739538
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 15th, 2019

Hunter argues quite effectively that needlework is an ancient art whose meaning goes far beyond embellishment or mere ornamentation. Women have long used stitchery - more readily accessible, despite education or poverty - to effectively express their opinions, their dreams and the condition of their lives. Using a myriad of fascinating examples, Threads of Life shows the powerful ways that stitchery has influenced world history, providing a narrative for tradition, family memories, community identity and political protest. Understanding the true significance of hand sewn art can only serve to improve our world view of the women who courageously and patiently created them. This is a must read history sure to impress with surprise and discovery. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


The Book of Mini: Inside the Big World of Tiny Things by Kate Esme Unver - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780762466689
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - April 16th, 2019

A fascinating book about tiny things such as an ice cream sundae, Chanel handbags, a tiny Windsor chair and, best of all, tiny cell phones. Almost any object you can think of may be rendered as a tiny object in this book. The book is organized into sections which include Itty-Bitty Flora, Diminutive Wildlife, and Wee Objects. Wonderful photographs, interviews with other collectors and even a tiny book also contribute to giant-sized pleasure. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World by Clara Parkes - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781617691904
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 16th, 2016

Fun look into the world of pro-knitting.
This is a collection of Clara's adventures to knitting conferences, fiber festivals and even a knitters only trip to Iceland - oh, the beautiful yarn! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


People Knitting: A Century of Photographs by Barbara Levine - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616893927
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 4th, 2016

We all know at least one serious knitter but would you buy that person a book of patterns? Too risky. This book is perfect. A wonderful collection of photos dating from the 1860s to the 1960s of all kinds of people in the act of knitting. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


The Joy of Stitching

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ISBN: 9781416245773
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Published: Sellers Publishing - March 15th, 2016

A great modern stitch book with some wonderful projects. I stuck a bird motif on a bag and made a beautiful tablecloth with wild parsley! Definitely one for your collection. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


Knitlandia

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ISBN: 9781617691904
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 16th, 2016

A smorgasboard of tales for avid knitters! A witty and engaging memoir of Parkes' knitting travels to knitting events around the world will surely have you adding to your knitting bucket list! ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


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