A Knitter Sees the World

Book - 2016
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Over the last decade, Clara Parkes has clocked so many travel miles that she's essentially taken off from or landed in a new city every two weeks. In Knitlandia , she takes readers along on 17 of her most memorable voyages, big and small, from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris's 13th arrondissement, from a noisy spinning mill in Taos to a fledgling festival in Edinburgh. With her usual mix of eloquence and humor, Parkes weaves a masterful narrative that is both personal and universal, touching on the heart of what it means to be a knitter.
Publisher: New York : STC Craft, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781617691904
Branch Call Number: 746.432 PARKES C
Characteristics: 160 pages ; 21 cm


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Jul 30, 2017

A fairly good history of the recent boom in knitting and design due to the internet, which is actually a good thing to document. Especially how the Net let designers sell directly to the public without being controlled by yarn manufacturers has changed everything for knitting design. Also how the Net has enabled individual yarn dyers to connect around the world with customers, with freedom to try new colourways, and breed-specific yarns. That has had a huge, positive impact on small sheep breeders, and rare sheep breeds. However the endless name-dropping struck me more of a vanity project for the author.

LoganLib_JennyI Mar 08, 2017

An amusing behind the scenes look at the knitting festival/retreat circuit around the globe. Gave me some bucket list tips for knitting, wool and fibre adventures to combine with travelling to interesting locations.


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