The Joy of Stitch

Why Knit a Scarf?

Co-Creating CARE

Katherine Martinko ponders this question in a blog on Treehugger (great site generally, btw).  So why would you?

knitting.jpg.662x0_q100_crop-scaleMartinko points out four main reasons why we might want to do this.  These reasons just keep coming up in all the work we are doing with crafters – they are common to all the people we speak to.  They are:

Creating a product of high quality.

A way to reclaim independence.

Can help a local industry.

It feels really good to make something by hand.

You can read more about each one in the article here.  Plus – there are some really interesting things to read in the comments section, including people who say that in some places, women were not allowed to knit – knitting was a man’s job and women were only allowed to crochet!  When I write more about Bethan Corkhill’s talk at Beyond the Toolkit I will…

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