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The Power of Knitting: Stitching Together Our Lives in a Fractured World

The Power of Knitting: Stitching Together Our Lives in a Fractured World (Hardback)

By Napoleoni, Loretta

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Purl and stitch: Empowering, healing, and reconnecting us to each other and ourselves In a fractured world plagued by anxiety and loneliness, knitting is coming to the rescue of people from all walks of life. Economist and lifelong knitter Loretta Napoleoni unveils the hidden pow...er of the purl and stitch mantra: an essential tool for the survival of our species, a means for women to influence history, a soothing activity to calm us, and a powerful metaphor of life. This book is a voyage through our history following the yarn of social, economic and political changes - from ancient Egypt and Peru to modern Mongolia, from the spinning bees of the American Revolution to the knitting spies of World War II, and from the hippies' rejection of consumerism to yarnbombing protests against climate change. For the author it is also a personal journey of discovery and salvation, drawing on the wisdom her grandmother passed along as they knit together. Revealing recent discoveries in neuroscience, The Power of Knitting offers proof of the healing powers of knitting on our bodies and minds. Breaking through societal barriers, even nursing broken hearts, and helping to advance cutting-edge science, knitting is still a valuable instrument for navigating our daily lives. As a bonus, the book includes patterns for ten simple yet iconic projects that reflect the creative, empowering spirit of knitting, with complete instructions.
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ISBN 9780593087190
Released NZ 19 Jan 2021
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
120 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9780593087190
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint TarcherPerigee
Released 19 Jan 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Napoleoni, Loretta
Category Feminism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 158mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 746.432
Weight 1g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Knitting, Knitting - Patterns
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade