Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Knitting for Peace
Foyalty 33

Knitting for Peace (Hardback)

£10.95
Not currently available to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

All across America, people are knitting for peace. In yarn shops and private homes, churches and synagogues, schools and even prisons, they meet on weekday evenings or weekend afternoons to knit afghans for refugees, mittens for the homeless, socks for soldiers, or preemie caps for AIDS babies. The tradition goes back as far as Martha Washington, who spearheaded knitting efforts for the soldiers of the Revolutionary War, and has seen a recent flourishing in what is nowadays called "charity knitting," "community knitting," or "knitting for others." And whether it's for world peace, community peace, or peace of mind, today's various causes have the common goal of knitting the world into a better place one stitch at a time.Knitting for Peace is an exceptional book that celebrates the long heritage of knitting for others. It tells the stories of 28 contemporary knitting-for-peace endeavors, and features patterns for easy-to-knit charity projects such as hats, socks, blankets, and bears, plus a messenger bag emblazoned with the Knitting for Peace logo. Enlivened by anecdotal sidebars and quotations from both knitters and peacemakers, this inspiring book also includes everything readers need to know to start their own knitting-for-peace groups.

Sport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsNeedlework, sewing & fabric craftsSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsRopework, knots & macrameKnitting & crochet Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc Publication Date: 26/09/2006 ISBN-13: 9781584795339  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Not currently available to order online.  

Betty Christiansen is a freelance editor and writer who has knitted since age eight. She has an MFA in non-fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College and has written articles on knitting for peace and other subjects for many publications, including Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting and Family Circle Knitting magazines and the books Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales (Voyageur, 2005) and KnitLit, Too (Three Rivers Press, 2004). She collaborated on Handknit Holidays (STC, Fall 2005) and is credited on the title page for her contribution. Kiriko Shirobayashi is an award-winning New York-based photographer, whose work appears regularly in magazines in the U.S. and abroad.

More books by Betty Christiansen

More books by Kiriko Shirobayashi

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery Free Free 3-5 Days
UK First Class £3.75 £0.00 1-2 Days
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop Free Free From 2 hours
Click and Collect Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Easy Knits for Beautiful Yarns
(Paperback)
Toby Roxane Barna
 
 
£15.95
 
Build Your Skills: Crochet Tops
(Paperback)
Salena Baca
 
 
£15.95
 
Mix and Match Knit Sweater Designs:...
(Paperback)
Rita Maassen
 
 
£17.95
 
Switch & Knit Stitch Dictionary:...
(Hardback)
Tabetha Hedrick
 
 
£19.95
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close