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Titanic Era crochet

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Granny square Haori – 羽織

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The traditional haori is a lightweight silk jacket used to help keep the kimono clean and dry. Haori were originally worn only by men, until it became a fashion for women in the Meiji period. They are now worn by both men and women.

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100 years. Girl scouts

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Las Girl Scouts fue fundada en 1912 por Juliette Gordon Low, en Georgia. Gordon Low, hija de un oficial estadounidense, había participado en el auxilio de soldados estadounidenses durante la guerra hispano-estadounidense (1898).

Post dedicado a mi sobri scout. Love you Pi!

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Bette Davis is one of my favourite actresses. Apart from being a legendary actress, she was a keen knitter. Both before and behind the camera. Her birthday was on the 5th of April.

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A girl knitting socks.

Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt (1854 – 1905). Finnish painter.

Edelfelt was one of the first Finnish artists to achieve international fame. He enjoyed considerable success in Paris and was one of the founders of the Realist art movement in Finland. He influenced several younger Finnish painters and helped fellow Finnish artists such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela to make their breakthrough in Paris.

More art from Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt

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Young Scheveningen Woman Knitting, 1881. Vincent van Gogh

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Yarn bombing or graffiti knitting.

* Examples of yarn bombing have been recorded as early as May 2004 in Den Helder, Netherlands. In the U.S., in 2005 Texas knitters used their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide.

The movement has been said to be “changing the face of craft” as stitchers are more and more frequently being viewed as fibre artists rather than amateurs or vandals.
Joann Matvichuk of Lethbridge, Alberta invented International Yarnbombing Day, which was first observed on June 11, 2011.

Marta, Andi get ready for the next Y-Day.

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During World War I and again during World War II, the American Red Cross launched nationwide, volunteer-driven knitting campaigns to supply soldiers and war refugees with warm clothing. These volunteer knitters belonged to a Red Cross unit called the Production Corps that also produced bandages and sewn garments (such as pajamas) for veterans and civilian hospitals.

Some patterns are available online at the Red cross Museum

I found this one specially touching /knitting_childssweater.pdf

Give peace a chance!

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Parece que los clubs de knitting han estado siempre de moda. Suerte Andi y Marta!
Rural knitting Madrid Sierra. Tejer Ideas

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Sailor at home with warm sweater. 19th century
Sailors were big fans of knitting, since it was small, portable, and gave them something to do on long voyages. Of course they also enjoyed the final product!

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