March is almost over, but we’re not done highlighting some of the talented women who work at the Cobb County Public Library System. Today we’re featuring the skills of Jennifer, who works at the Central Library. Jennifer has many talents, but today we’re focusing on her needlework. Here’s a little bit about her skills, in her own words:
“I wanted to learn to knit after buying a handmade hat that looked simple but cost a fortune. It turned out that hat was crocheted, but eventually I learned how to do both. In the Middle Ages knitting was done exclusively by men; however it has gradually become a more female occupation. Both knitting and crochet can be relaxing or frustrating depending on your mood.
If you’re in the mood for some history this is a great book:
Textiles, 5,000 years : an international history and illustrated survey – Harris, Jennifer.
(Click on the title to see more details about the book and to find it at the library.)
If you can’t find a class, this instructions in this book are great. There are also a lot of great videos on the Internet if you need more than the 2D page. This is my first pair of socks, I love having lots of colors.
Stitch’n Bitch: The Knitters Handbook – Debbie Stoller.
Amigurumi! : super happy crochet cute – Doherty, Elisabeth A.
Thanks to Jennifer for sharing her skill with us! Stay tuned for more entries in our “Women in the Arts” series.