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A knitter’s yarn collection, or ‘stash’, is a special thing: gathered over the years, it can hold the secrets to our knitting dreams and ambitions, our successes and failures, and memories of special times and people.
The new book from yarn expert Clara Parkes explores the stories behind our yarn stashes. She invited designers, authors, yarn producers and shop owners to contribute essays to A Stash of One’s Own. The results range from comical and lighthearted to deeply personal and philosophical.
We hear from some of the biggest names in the knitting world, including Meg Swansen, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Gudrun Johnston, Franklin Habit, and Rachel Atkinson (pictured below right, with Clara Parkes). The book is wonderfully entertaining, and will make an ideal Christmas gift for any dedicated knitter.
Abrams Press, £16.99. To buy a copy for £13.99 including free UK P&P, call 01903 828503 and quote ref. 50542.