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The Knitting Project: learning from our past to propel us into the future

Scan Mar 9, 2016, 1_24 PM-page1
This art was drawn by my talented daughter Lylllian!

Recently the desire to know more about the courageous woman who built this Nation and my love of knitting collided.

Questions rattle around in my brain. When did knitting change from a life skill to a hobby? How did our Great Grandmothers find time to knit all the textiles their families required? Without the help of the internet, how did they learn? Why is this not viewed as an important skill today? What will happen when/if mass production of textiles ceases to exist? Who will provide clothing? Who will know how to knit a pair of socks?! The list goes on.

This quest has taken on a life of its own. There is no way that I can learn the answers to the above questions and not share the knowledge and skills that come forth!
So…

Starting now, I am looking for women who want to learn how to be more self-sufficient. I am offering to share what I have learned already and what I intend to learn in the future through local workshops in the Boise/Treasure Valley Idaho area. I will coach varying levels of knitting to women and girls 8 and older. Non-locals can join this project through following this blog, my Facebook page and youtube ( as soon as I get some videos posted, I will let you know). I have a great desire for all women to join me!
In my side bar you will find new pages that will explain more about The Knitting Project the workshops that I am prepared to offer at this time and how it will all work.

Thank you for your support n this new adventure!

Happy Day!

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