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Books/Fiber/Knitting/Philosophy: The Knitting Goddess

Filed under: Folkcat's Craft Library — folkcat at 8:41 pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Finding the Heart and Soul of Knitting Through Instruction, Projects, and StoriesTitle: The Knitting Goddess
Author: Bergman, Deborah
Publisher: Hyperion
Copyright: 2000

Additional Categories: Books/Fiber/Knitting/Patterns

This colorfully-covered volume integrates mythology and folklore with knitting projects that invoke the philosophies of the goddesses presented. Bergman presents discussions of how knitting (and any creating with the hands) connects to the soul; shares traditional myths about goddesses from a number of world traditions; and then offers tutorials for the beginner as well as projects for knitters of all skill levels.

Each chapter includes tips specific to the project at hand, and also calls out a special section titled “New Knitter’s Workshop” which explains the more basic concepts that may be unknown to the newbie.

This is another book where I haven’t worked any of the projects yet – but I enjoy browsing through it and reading the myths, along with Bergman’s suggestions for how to celebrate the goddess qualities in yourself by knitting.

Recommended for any knitter who feels a spiritual connection to working fiber, and who wants to know they’re not the only one.

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