The culture of knitting


Author: Joanne Turney

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781845205911

Category: Art

Page: 274

View: 9721

'The Culture of Knitting' addresses and investigates knitting as an aspect of both visual and material culture and as a culture of its own. Knitting is discussed as a practice, a process and a series of objects and artefacts that encompass a variety of different techniques, approaches, and materials.



Author: Ben Highmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136472975

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 2856

What are the qualities and properties that make something cultural? What does claiming something as cultural allow us to do? Culture offers students a workable understanding of the category ‘culture’ and explores how the realm of the ‘cultural’ can be practically explored as a way of understanding the world. Ben Highmore provides a clear and robust defence of the productivity of cultural analysis in a media saturated world, while also instilling a sense of modesty in qualifying what can and can’t be accomplished in the name of cultural analysis. With extensive examples and case studies throughout, the book demonstrates both the productivity and the limitations in orientating analysis to the cultural. A thought-provoking and engaging examination, Culture is an ideal introductory text for students of media and cultural studies.

Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age


Author: Nithikul Nimkulrat,Faith Kane,Kerry Walton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474286208

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 5252

In an era of increasingly available digital resources, many textile designers and makers find themselves at an interesting juncture between traditional craft processes and newer digital technologies. Highly specialized craft/design practitioners may now elect to make use of digital processes in their work, but often choose not to abandon craft skills fundamental to their practice, and aim to balance the complex connection between craft and digital processes. The essays collected here consider this transition from the viewpoint of aesthetic opportunity arising in the textile designer's hands-on experimentation with material and digital technologies available in the present. Craft provides the foundations for thinking within the design and production of textiles, and as such may provide some clues in the transition to creative and thoughtful use of current and future digital technologies. Within the framework of current challenges relating to sustainable development, globalization, and economic constraints it is important to interrogate and question how we might go about using established and emerging technologies in textiles in a positive manner.

Knitting America

A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to High Art


Author: Susan M. Strawn

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760340110

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 9840

Enhanced with more than three hundred images, a comprehensive history of knitting in America includes twenty historical knitting patterns.

A Passion for Knitting

Step-by-Step Illustrated Techniques, Easy Contemporary Patterns, and Essential Resources for Becoming Part of the World of Knitting


Author: Ilana Rabinowitz,Nancy Thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451603330

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 4555

The World of Knitting Right at Your Fingertips More than a how-to book, A Passion for Knitting goes beyond teaching the craft and introduces readers to the culture of knitting. In Part I, you'll find fully illustrated instructions for learning stitches and mastering technique, presented with unprecedented clarity. They're so simple that you really can learn without a teacher. With this book in hand -- and no prior experience -- you will be able to knit a gorgeous sweater, scarf, or throw. Next, Part II welcomes new knitters to the worldwide knitting community, exploring the myriad benefits this popular craft has to offer. This section, unique among all other guides, invites readers to Tap into the power of knitting as a means of reducing stress and expressing creativity Meet the design "gurus" and other stars of the knitting world Discover opportunities for fellowship and networking with other knitters in clubs, conventions, and unique cultural fiber tours to countries ranging from England to Peru Use their knitting skills to meaningfully support charities Learn about the fashion trends in knitting from Trisha Malcolm, editor in chief of Vogue Knitting

Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950


Author: K. Moruzi,M. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137356359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 8856

Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950 explores a range of real and fictional colonial girlhood experiences from Jamaica, Mauritius, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland, and Canada to reflect on the transitional state of girlhood between childhood and adulthood.

Fashion Crimes

Dressing for Deviance


Author: Joanne Turney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1788315642

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 2314

Fashion is widely recognised as a site for social acceptance and rejection, and as a signifier of personal identity. What happens when people stray from 'appropriate' dress codes or associate garments with 'respectability' or deviance? How does fashion relate to criminality? In this interdisciplinary volume, leading scholars propose new ways of seeing everyday dress and the body in public space. Garments and individual or group wearers are used as case studies to explore the codification of clothing as criminal – hoodies, trench-coats, Norwegian Lustkoffe sweaters, low-slung trousers and Hip Hop styling are all untangled as garments with criminal significance. The book questions the point at which morality as a form of social control meets criminality, and suggests ways to renegotiate established dress codes and terms such as 'suitability' and 'glamour' through the study of what people wear in response to notions of criminality.

Knitting Art

150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists


Author: Karen Searle

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760330678

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

View: 3146

Illustrated profiles of 18 knit artists--from Katharine Cobey and Carolyn Halliday to Debbie New and Lindsay Obermayer--detailing the works and inspirations of each.

The Culture of Capital

Art, Power and the Nineteenth-Century Middle Class


Author: Janet Wolff,John Seed

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719024610

Category: Art and society

Page: 236

View: 6110

DIY Style

Fashion, Music and Global Digital Cultures


Author: Brent Luvaas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857850474

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8885

Armed with cheap digital technologies and a fiercely independent spirit, millions of young people from around the world have taken cultural production into their own hands, crafting their own clothing lines, launching their own record labels, and forging a vast, collaborative network of impassioned amateurs more interested in making than consuming. DIY Style tells the story of this international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of one of its biggest, but least known contingents: the "indie" music and fashion scene of the predominantly Muslim Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia. Through rich ethnographic detail, in-depth historical analysis, and cutting-edge social theory, the book chronicles the rise of DIY culture in Indonesia, and also explores the phenomenon in Europe and the United States, painting an evocative portrait of vibrant communities who are not only making and distributing popular culture on their own terms, but working to tear down the barriers between production and consumption, third and first world, global and local. What emerges from the book is a cautiously optimistic view of the future of global capitalism - a creative, collectivist alternative built from the ground up. This exciting and original study is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, fashion, media studies, cultural studies and sociology.