Makin'ology

Much to do with fiber & yarn arts & crafty inspirations. Miscellaneous things I make, others make that are to be admired, fuel for creative imagination & mishaps that happen in the making.

sojourner truth (born isabella baumfree van wagenen) was born into slavery but later freed… a dutch speaking an abolitionist & suffrage rights leader, evangelist, motivational speaker & author, prolific knitter & spinner…in the early 19th century, the knitting circle was a place for women to gather & discuss the topics of the day …
"It is not surprising that Isabella Van Wagenen, a Dutch-speaking African slave girl in Ulster County, New York , was a prolific spinner & knitter. Most women of that early 19th century Dutch community spun wool & knitted garments for protection against the blustery winters of that rugged, rural area. What is surprising is the creativity with which Isabella turned the common domestic art of knitting into a tool of self-sufficiency & self-definition.”
…her fascinating ‘knitstory’ —>http://crimsonpurl.blogspot.com/2007/12/truth.html

sojourner truth (born isabella baumfree van wagenen) was born into slavery but later freed… a dutch speaking an abolitionist & suffrage rights leader, evangelist, motivational speaker & author, prolific knitter & spinner…in the early 19th century, the knitting circle was a place for women to gather & discuss the topics of the day …

"It is not surprising that Isabella Van Wagenen, a Dutch-speaking African slave girl in Ulster County, New York , was a prolific spinner & knitter. Most women of that early 19th century Dutch community spun wool & knitted garments for protection against the blustery winters of that rugged, rural area. What is surprising is the creativity with which Isabella turned the common domestic art of knitting into a tool of self-sufficiency & self-definition.”

…her fascinating ‘knitstory’ —>http://crimsonpurl.blogspot.com/2007/12/truth.html

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