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Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change, Stitch by Stitch [Kindle Edition]

Betsy Greer
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Every time we knit, we have the opportunity to create positive change in ourselves, our community, and in the world. That’s Betsy Greer’s fervent belief, and in this book she shows us how. Betsy explores the ways we can use knitting to slow down in a fast-paced culture, while using the craft to benefit charities in our communities, to advocate for worthwhile causes, and to support individuals and communities across the globe. Filled with insights from knitters and crafters on how they use craft to benefit others, Knitting for Good! will get you thinking about knitting in a whole new way.

To learn more about the author, visit her website: craftivism.com


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 792 KB
  • Print Length: 163 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1590305892
  • Publisher: Roost; Original edition (2 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EYGHN0G
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #536,695 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this book after learning about 'craftivism', which is catching on in the U.K. The author was one of several people in different parts of the world who had the idea of combining craft and activism as a gentler way of getting a message across. As well as writing about her own ideas and experience, she has several pieces from other crafters, who each supply a pattern.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Craftivism in thought & deed 14 July 2012
Format:Paperback
If you are looking for a collection of patterns to knit for charity, a great book is 'Knits to Share and Care' by Gerard Allt. 'Knitting for Good', however, has all the text (& more!) that I felt was missing from Allt's book. 'Knitting for Good' is all about the politics and psychology of crafting - about knitting for personal wellbeing, knitting to help others, knitting to help the community, knitting to help the earth.

Don't get me wrong, there are patterns, too: practical, unelaborate patterns, ideal quick, easy knits for charitable purposes. And if that's all a bit Pollyanna for you, just check out the awesomely cute (& slightly retro) Oatlion on page 94 - knit yourself a pride of oatlions and you will be forever in demand! And there is practical advice on joining forces with fellow knitters (etc), too.

Betsy Greer is the founder of [...], which makes her something of an expert in the whole area. It also gives her a very readable style, and access to all the big names in the American crafting movement (Susan Beal, Faythe Levine, Aneeta Patel & more) for guest patterns and contributing essays about their own experiences and anecdotes. If crafting to you is just about making stuff, and all you want in a craft book is techniques and/or projects, this isn't the book for you. But if you have an interest in the wider implications of crafting, and just like to read around an area that plays a large or small part of your life, there is lots of fascinating information and opinion here. You may or may not agree with it all, but it makes for an original craft book, and may just make you look at your own world a little differently.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 4 Oct. 2014
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Very good reverence book. Not sure if all the charity knitting mentioned at the back are still valid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book! 11 Sept. 2012
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Seriously enjoyed the book. It has made me think about knitting for others who I have never met, and I will definitely incorporate some charity projects into my autumn knitting
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Jan. 2015
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encouraging
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