No, really. This fascinating article discusses research into the practise of foot binding in China as a means to keep girls in one place so they could contribute to the family’s income, making textiles. Wow.
Kat Coyle, owner of the Little Knittery (photo by Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
The Little Knittery, the shop that friend-of-Knitty Kat Coyle owns – which also happens to be the home of the legendary Pussyhat (which Kat designed!) – is being forced to move locations. But they’re not closing, so that’s good news, at least! –>
Big craft festival coming up in NYC, June 3-4, 2017! The Craft in Focus Festival originated in Amsterdam, and this is its first year in New York. All sorts of crafts, including textiles. A really interesting offering! Personally, I’d like to make my own spoon!
The Danish elite of 3500 years ago were buried in fancy woolly hats and shawls. Cool.