Knitting America: A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to High Art
The patterns and fabrics of American knitting are an intricate, and intimate, part of the nation’s history, reflecting the styles and the interests, the concerns and the comforts that touched every homebody, every newborn and newlywed, every homesick patriot in the field. This is the history that Knitting America celebrates. The first fully detailed, full-color, comprehensive history of knitting in America from colonial times to the present, the book conveys the social and historical realities that the craft embodied as well as the emotional narrative that unfolded at the hands of the nation’s knitters. With vintage patterns and designs typical of each era, Knitting America comprises a knitted history of American society. Here are the trends and the shortages, the historical happenings and the social movements, the advertising and economic developments that affected knitting and style. Also included are twelve historic knitting patterns for today’s knitters.
Beautifully illustrated with vintage pattern booklets, posters, postcards, black-and-white historical photographs, and contemporary color photographs of knitted pieces in private collections and in museums, this book is a treasure of history and craft, an exquisite view of America through the handiwork of its knitters.
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Review: Knitting America: A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to High Artユーザー レビュー - Jenn - Goodreads
I am so happy I found this book! I like the way the author puts the knitting in context with what is happening politically/socially at the time. It is definitely the tip of the iceberg, so much more ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: Knitting America: A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to High Artユーザー レビュー - Linda - Goodreads
In her introduction to Knitting America, author Susan Strawn quotes one of her predecessors, Richard Rutt, in bemoaning the fact that very little information is available concerning the earliest ... レビュー全文を読む