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The loving stitch : a history of knitting and spinning in New Zealand / Heather Nicholson.

By: Nicholson, Heather Halcrow, 1931-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 1998Description: viii, 308 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles (some col.), portraits ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869401883 (pbk.).Subject(s): Knitting -- New Zealand -- History | Spinning -- New Zealand -- HistoryDDC classification: 746.432 | 746.4320993 Awards: Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 1999: 1) Lives & Lifestyle. 2) Montana Medal for Non-Fiction. | Montana Medal for Non-fiction 1999 Winner. | Montana New Zealand Book Awards 1999 Lifestyle Winner.
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This is a history of knitting with its main focus on a chronological picture of antipodean knitting and is also a history of the domestic lives of women, of their resourcefulness, their talent and sociability. The author follows the growth of pattern books, the role of knitting for troops in the two world wars, knitting in the Depression and the recent interest in art knitting. She also explores the different items produced by the skilled knitter, from jerseys and guernseys, to counterpanes, socks and stockings and a scarf that stretched right round Parliament Building. It also includes material on spinning and on local woolen mills.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-302) and index.

Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 1999: 1) Lives & Lifestyle. 2) Montana Medal for Non-Fiction.

Montana Medal for Non-fiction 1999 Winner.

Montana New Zealand Book Awards 1999 Lifestyle Winner.

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