that’s one long ball of wool…

by betsy on 09/03/2006

in Community + Creativity

I have this picture saved to my desktop. It’s from the (knitters of dent website) of Clara Sedgwick….

When I think of the future of craft, I don’t think about new ways to wield my knitting needles. I think about Clara and the millions of women that have been empowered by craft, as often times it was one of the few ways in which they could showcase their skills or make money if they found themselves widowed.

To me, the future of craft belongs to craft’s past. Each time I pick up my needles or start to stitch, I am strengthened by the fact that women like Clara are behind me and determined to keep their legacies going.

More about the Knitters of Dent here.

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