Thursday, 9 June 2011

Thrifty Side of Handcrafts--a Quick Note from New Lanark




We are just back from a trip to New Lanark--textile history and social history and sustainable development rolled into a beautiful site. I'll say more about it tomorrow in this and my other blog, but could not resist posting this snippet from a copy of Aunt Kate's Knit and Crochet magazine which I saw in a 1930's version of a worker's cottage.

Being thrifty is a good reason to know knitting and crocheting. At least as important as thrift, however, is personal control and choice.

Seeing New Lanark has reminded me how important a social enterprise can be not only to the people and the community in which they operate but way beyond the immediate area both in time and geography.

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