The Mindfulness in Knitting

Meditations on Craft and Calm

The  Mindfulness in Knitting
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Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781782404187
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Anyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And everyone can be mindful. The Mindfulness in Knitting casts fresh light on this renowned calming craft, and reveals how the act of “knit and purl” can be the epitome of conscious living.

Ethical textile artist Rachael Matthews unpicks the threads of this popular pastime to explore how knitting connects us to each other and to the world around us. Through personal anecdote and expert insight, she unravels the true value of what it means to craft, its therapeutic benefits, and the joys of mindful making.

The author

Rachael Matthews is the director of Cast Off Knitting Club and Prick Your Finger, an ethical yarn shop and textile gallery, both in East London, UK. An artist specializing in knitting, and a teacher focusing on Craftivism and craft process, she has curated knitted works at the V&A, Barbican, Tate Modern, and the Crafts Council, including a Yan Tan Tethara Mandala. Rachael was a columnist of Simply Knitting Magazine for six years, is regularly featured in the international press, and is the author of Knitorama (2005) and Hookarama (2006). She explores mindfulness at the London Buddhist Centre and her favorite yarn is Wensleydale wool. 

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Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781782404187
Size: 5.118 in x 7.874 in / 130 mm x 200 mm
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