Slow Knitting: A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch
by Hannah Thiessen
Like the “slow food” movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knitting—sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all encompassing, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion, and a unique necessity.
Hannah Thiessen finds inspiration in texture, color, and pattern, especially as it can be applied to wool and knitting. An avid knitter and handspinner, Hannah also pursues her love of the natural fiber world through crochet, floorloom weaving, and a career in connecting yarn companies with the craftspeople they serve. She also writes copy and creates content for corporate clients such as Shibui Knits, Knit Purl, and The Sheep’s Stockings. She was previously the Creative Director for both Malabrigo and Premier Yarns.
“Pop the kettle on, take a seat and settle in for a session of slow-paced, calm knitting. Follow Hannah Thienssen through Slow Knitting as she focuses on knitting as a meditation, passion and (obviously) a necessity.” Simply Knitting
Publication Date 10 October 2017
Illustrations 200 colour photographs and illustrations