The enduring popularity of knitting lies in its practicality, portability and mental health benefits. As the mercury drops and we head outside for bracing walks, it’s time to knit a woollen scarf.
Artist Lucas Grogan’s quilts use traditional techniques but express modern sentiments.
A summer exhibition of man-made craft is a rare thing - but do men really need a leg up when it comes to artistic recognition?
Brushtail in pouch.
Thousands of people in Australia and around the world have rallied to knit and crochet comfort items for wildlife. Their efforts are the latest in a long history of crafting for a cause.
Craft can be done solitary or with other people, and its up to you to decide.
Craft allows us to enter an immersive state of balance between skill and challenge.
Math in yarn.
In this professor’s class, there are no calculators. Instead, students learn advanced math by talking, drawing pictures, playing with beach balls – and knitting.
Basket weaving is an important cultural and economic activity in many parts of the world, including Australia.
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Basket weaving and knitting are used pejoratively to make a point but not ‘manly’ pursuits such as metalcrafts or woodwork.
Come Hell or High Water, Michael Pinsky, 2006.
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Artwork – from knitting birds and amateur science to listening to the trees – might empower us to remake climate science from below.
Knitting and neuroscience have more in common than you might think.
Neural Knitworks, an event first staged for National Science Week in 2014, has since grown into an Australia-wide engagement project promoting connections between knitting and brain health.
The rise of stitch and knit clubs, guerrilla knitting, yarn bombing and calls to knit sweaters for oil-spill affected penguins have all drawn attention to craft as a force for social change. Knitting is…
Knitting for penguins is part of a larger trend that yokes the creative and the activist.
Last week, a call for knitters to create tiny pullovers for oil-spill affected penguins went viral. Patterns for penguin knitwear from The Penguin Foundation bounced around social media. It was a bit of…
Vaginal knitting – what’s the fuss?
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