Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Group Members Only

The group has received an offer on a new Knitting publication that may be useful to those of you who are interested in the social history of knitting. Here's the text of the email I received a couple of days ago
Black Dog Publishing is proud to present its latest book release; In The Loop: Knitting Now. To coincide with your knitting group, I would be delighted to offer you and your members a 40% discount on all orders for this title and I do hope this sounds of interest to you.

In the Loop explores the progression of knitting, a craft which has come a long way from its fuzzy image of thick socks and embarrassing motifs on Christmas jumpers. Now there are knitting groups that meet in quirky venues throughout the country, as well as hundreds of clubs and contemporary artists intent on reclaiming the craft. In the Loop maps knitting’s journey from solitary hobby for old maids to mainstream, contemporary trend. 

In the Loop features essays and images that show the progression of knitting and discusses the topics of knitting in art, international knitting traditions, knitting as social activism, the oral history of knitting, and knitting technology. 

The book include case studies on knitting clubs, artists using knitting in their work and provides an attractive and informative review of the subject. An essential book for anyone with an interest in contemporary crafts.

Amazon has the title in stock but is offering only 25% discount.

If anyone is interested in a copy, please let me know asap so that I can reply to the email and get details of how we order.

Details of book

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