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September 14, 2020

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Barbara Kingsolver on Knitting as Creation Story

More recently there has been a recognition of the importance of craft and design, and a desire to see evidence of the human hand, even in digitally produced things.

– Alison McIntyre –

Barbara Kingsolver on Knitting as Creation Story

“It starts with a craving to fill the long evening downslant. There will be whole wide days of watching winter drag her skirts across the mud-yard from east to west, going nowhere. You will want to nail down all these wadded handfuls of time, to stick-pin them to the blocking board, frame them on a twenty-four-stitch gauge. Ten to the inch, ten rows to the hour, straggling trellises of days held fast in the acreage of a shawl. Time by this means will be domesticated and cannot run away. You pick up sticks because time is just asking for it, already lost before it arrives, scattering trails of leavings.” More in this evocative essay by Barbara Kingsolver. { read more }

Be The Change

Do you embed “evidence of the human hand” in the work (or play) that you do? If yes, what have you learned from the practice of your craft? If not — think about where in your life you experience the joy of crafting.

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