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Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 1, 2006
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About the Author
KIRIKO SHIROBAYASHI is an award-winning New Yorkbased photographer whose work has been exhibited at the Houston Center for Photography and the National Museum of Belarus, among other venues. Her work also appears regularly in magazines in the U.S. and abroad.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is loaded with great, simple patterns that don't require any special yarn, and can in fact be made very quickly and inexpensively. So that no matter what your skill level or budget you can knit something for someone who will cherish it. It also gives really specific information on how to contact the various organizations it profiles, so there is no aimless searching online. The other great thing is the variety of organizations you can support. There is something for everyone, soilders, children, foriegn aid, and hospitals to name a few.
I have been looking for some basic hat, shawl and blanket patterns and this book has them. So even after I am done "knitting for peace" I can knit for myself and the loved ones in my own life.
I think this book is just great and I highly recommend it.
I am telling every knitter I know about this book.
For as long as people have been knitting, they have been knitting for other people. Often called "charity knitting," "community knitting" or "knitting for others," knitters have been bonded by a desire to make the world a better place, "through handmade gifts of love and peace."
In Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time, Betty Christiansen has interviewed knitters across America to find out how knitting was helping people around the world. She sets out to find the stories behind the movements and to collect them into this unique volume, sharing how "we can, stitch by stitch, inch the world in a more positive direction."
In each of the first four section--Peace and War; Peace on Earth; Peace at Home; and Peace for Kids--Christiansen delves into the organizations making a difference through knitting. She explores their history, how they are being part of the change they wish to see in the world and how knitters can assist their efforts.
Some are organizations such as Lantern Moon and Peace Fleece, companies making a difference by providing employment, income and self-reliance for producers. Others are aid organizations such as Afghans for Afghans, an organization providing warmth to families in Afghanistan. Scattered throughout are patterns appropriate for knitters to make and donate to the featured organizations.
The final section, "Knit for Peace," provides helpful hints for finding projects not covered by the author, for individuals and for groups. Knitting for Peace has projects sure to appeal to everyone and is the perfect gift for the compassionate knitter on your gift list. Since a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Knitting for Peace will be donated to charity, this is the gift that gives twice.
Armchair Interviews: A wonderful gift for any knitter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
PLEASE keep in mind (as I did not pay attention to this) that this book if from 2006 and a lot of information is wrong or no longer available. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles L. Clark II
Great book, really enjoyed it and it brought new thought to doing charity work.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had been looking for a way to give back through knitting. This book has a wealth of information besides being a good read.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
In her book, Knitting for Peace, Betty Christiansen shares charities and history of charitible knitting through the centuries. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a book that is meant to inspire you to comfort other people with your knitting. It gave tons of ideas about organizations that were already meeting people's needs and how... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Tamara, Oklahoma
I love the concept of this book and many of the stories were touching and inspiring to read.
But as far as the patterns go, I did expect more variety and originality. Read more
This is a great book. It has lots of good resources and patterns! I have also enjoyed reading the history portions of each section.Published 20 months ago by Candace L Butzlaff
This book is truly inspiring and very touching. The author tells the history of wartime knitting and showcases 28 charitable knitting organizations. Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 by David's Wife
have done some charity knitting and was glad to see a book that gathers so many knitting opportunities together to reach more potential charity knitters. Read morePublished on March 18, 2014 by Kschimmelwriter