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''This new release gives fiber enthusiasts the ability to think 'outside the box' when it comes to knitting as an art form, as literature, as an industrial piece or even as a simple garment.'' - Peacefully Knitting ''An essential book for anyone with an interest in contemporary crafts.'' - Funky Finds ''Knitting has enjoyed a massive revival in the last few years, and boy, haven't we heard about it. But while the papers and glossies have been falling over themselves to report on the rise of yarn sales in John Lewis and how many twentysomethings have been seen knitting in pubs, contemporary textile designers have been busy doing some rather more brilliant things with their needles.'' --The Guardian
''this book is a fascinating read for anyone who loves knitting and wants to learn more about its history and traditions around the world.'' --Knit Today
''A lavishly illustrated and intellectually rich book that is a must for everyone interested in the historical and cultural background to knitting as craft.'' --Yarn Forward
Jessica Hemmings studied Textile Design at the Rhode Island School of Design and Comparative Literature at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. She has written many articles for publications such as Bloom, Crafts and Selvedge. Currently she is associate Director of the Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies at the Edinburgh College of Art. Sandy Black is the author of Eco-Chic (Black Dog Publishing, 2008) and Fashioning Fabrics (Black Dog Publishing, 2006) and is Professor of Fashion Design and Technology at the London College of Fashion.