Crochet Iconic Women

Whether it's Greta, RBG, or Billie Holiday, this collection of crochet patterns celebrates fifteen women who have made an impact on the global stage in fields like politics, sports, and science.

Author: Carla Mitrani

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 1446379809

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 369

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Crochet patterns depicting world-changing women from Marie Curie to Malala, using the Japanese art of amigurumi. Whether it's Greta, RBG, or Billie Holiday, this collection of crochet patterns celebrates fifteen women who have made an impact on the global stage in fields like politics, sports, and science. Learn more about each of the characters featured in this collection and make unique gifts to inspire and delight all generations. Marie Curie • Cleopatra • Queen Elizabeth II • Malala Yousafzai • Rosa Parks • Billie Holiday • Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Serena Williams • Greta Thunberg • Jane Goodall • Amelia Earhart • Jane Austen • Florence Nightingale • Audrey Hepburn • Emmeline Pankhurst

Crochet Zodiac Dolls

Astrology has never been so popular - it offers fun and distraction in challenging times. This collection of crocheted dolls is the perfect way to enjoy your zodiac sign and to make perfect gifts for all your family and friends.

Author: Carla Mitrani


ISBN: 9781446309230


Page: 128

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Crochet the zodiac with these crochet patterns for amigurumi horoscope dolls - the perfect present for all astrology lovers. Whether you're a sensitive Pisces or a loyal Leo, you can create your own special zodiac dolls with these cute amigurumi patterns from best-selling author, Carla Mitrani. Astrology has never been so popular - it offers fun and distraction in challenging times. This collection of crocheted dolls is the perfect way to enjoy your zodiac sign and to make perfect gifts for all your family and friends. Each of the zodiac doll crochet patterns draw on the symbols of the star sign that they represent so they are immediately recognisable whether it's Aquarius the Water Carrier, Cancer the Crab or Sagittarius the centaur with his bow and arrow. The designs also reference the characteristics of each of the star signs and Carla explores the traits of each of the zodiac signs and which signs they are compatible with, just for fun. So, whether you're a passionate Scorpio, a serious Capricorn or a trustworthy Taurus, a hard working Virgo or an extroverted Sagittarius you will find a doll for you, along with information about your traits, as well as your ruling planet, the element of your star sign, your spirit colour, birth stone and more. Carla's patterns are easy to follow and fun to make. We also include step-by-step photography and instructions for the more advanced techniques and stitches, and the general techniques section covers all the crochet basics.

The Most Influential Women in the Arts

Twentieth-century feminist artists such as Harmony Hammond and Faith Wilding incorporated what were generally considered women's crafts, such as knitting and crochet, into their art. Faith Ringgold, a feminist artist and civil rights ...

Author: Avery Elizabeth Hurt

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508179646

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

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In this beautiful book, readers will learn about female painters, photographers, composers, sculptors, and performers who have made significant contributions to the history of art. This historical journey starts in antiquity and ends in the twenty-first century. Each chapter begins with a discussion of the historical period, the schools of art that were characteristic of that period, and how the work of women both emerged from and influenced that era. Sidebars and vivid photographs of artists as well as their works add interest and visual appeal.

Influential Women of Spokane Building a Fair City

For example, she bought two hundred pairs of mittens for orphans in Spokane and then invited some of her neighbors to come help crochet fancy borders on the mittens. While they were there, the ladies asked Baker to speak to them about ...

Author: Nancy Driscol Engle

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467119865

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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While known as the home of Father's Day, Spokane benefited from its share of trailblazing women. In 1886, Mother Joseph, a pioneering architect, constructed the first Sacred Heart Hospital. After fire destroyed thirty-six blocks in 1889, Anna Stratton Browne and her friends raised $10,000 to build a home for needy children that operated for six decades. And in early 1908, May Hutton became president of the Spokane Equal Suffrage League, persevering until 1910, when Washington voters gave women the vote. Historian Nancy Driscol Engle commemorates the unforgettable contributions of Spokane's women.

Crochet Little Heroes

... you will find everything you need to recreate twenty iconic heroes with colourful yarn and a crochet hook. In the Projects section, you will meet the twenty incredible women and men who have been chosen from the many contemporary ...

Author: Orsi Farkasvolgyi

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 1781269483



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Artifacts from Medieval Europe

... of these iconic female tools may have served to identify or symbolize some aspect of women's roles or work, ... not unlike those who carry crochet or knitting with them today, only medieval women did so as a source of income rather ...

Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696220

Category: Art

Page: 321

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Using artifacts as primary sources, this book enables students to comprehensively assess and analyze historic evidence in the context of the medieval period. • Provides a single-volume resource for using medieval artifacts to better understand the long-ago past • Supplies images of artifacts with detailed descriptions, explanations of significance, and a list of sources for more information, which help students learn how to effectively analyze primary sources • Presents a virtual window into many different aspects of medieval society and life, including particular activities or roles—such as farming, weaving, fashion, or being a mason or a knight • Includes sidebars within selected entries that explain key terms and concepts and supply excerpts from contemporary sources

Women Writers in the United States

TEXTS CONTEXTS Elcanor Arnold : Miss Arnold's Book of Crocheting , Knitting and Drawn Work . ... 1900 some 150,000 women will join through various local clubs , making it one of the most influential women's organizations in existence .

Author: Cynthia J. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195358120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 505

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Women Writers in the United States is a celebration of the many forms of work--written and social, tangible and intangible--produced by American women. Davis and West document the variety and volume of women's work in the U.S. in a clear and accessible timeline format. They present information on the full spectrum of women's writing--including fiction, poetry, biography, political manifestos, essays, advice columns,and cookbooks, alongside a chronology of developments in social and cultural history that are especially pertinent to women's lives. This extensive chronology illustrates the diversity of women who have lived and written in the U.S. and creates a sense of the full trajectory of individual careers. A valuable and rich source of information on women's studies, literature, and history, Women Writers in the United States will enable readers to locate familiar and unfamiliar women's texts and to place them in the context out which they emerged.

Women Writing Greece

Coupled with her ignorance of survival skills – 'This second woman cannot spin, weave, knit or crochet [. ... patriarchy contains its own contradictions, and it is ultimately the iconic concept of womanhood that prevails over reality.

Author: Vassiliki Kolocotroni

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 904202481X

Category: History

Page: 257

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Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender in travel and cross-cultural mediation and challenging stereotypical views of 'the Greek journey', traditionally seen as an antiquarian or Byronic pursuit. This collection aims to cast new light on women's participation in the discourses of Hellenism and Orientalism, examining their ideological rendering of Greece as at once a luminous land and a site crossed by contradictory cultural memories. Arranged chronologically, the essays discuss encounters with Greece by, among others, Lady Elizabeth Craven, Lady Hester Stanhope, Lady Montagu, Lady Morgan, Mary Shelley, Felicia Skene, Emily Pfeiffer, Eva Palmer, Jane Ellen Harrison, Virginia Woolf, Ethel Smyth, Christa Wolf, Penelope Storace and Gillian Bouras, and analyse them through a variety of critical, historical, contextual and theoretical frames.

Surviving the Truth

Adah and her twin Emma were the iconic images of rugged mountain women. They could out-knit, out-crochet, out-can and generally out-do most everyone that knew them. Adah had hair the color of brushed steel, worn in a long braid down her ...


Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 149183546X

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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SURVIVING THE TRUTH, Sharon Coleman Monroes first novel, is about Laura, a 50-something woman who discovers family secrets, loses her husband, wins some cash and learns that helping others isnt as easy as she thought it would be. The family secrets shatter the idyllic image she and her sister Susan had about their childhood in Kerrville, Texas. The loss of her husband in the mountains of Wyoming shatters her confidence in herself and reality shatters her ideas about giving to others. Laura and Susan begin a journey to expose the secrets, come to terms with the loss of Lauras husband, James, and discover that throwing money at problems doesnt necessarily solve them. Chocolate and Pinot Noir take the edge off their problems but that combination comes with its own set of difficulties.

Sweet Crochet Friends

Create koala bears, bunnies, pandas, tigers, otters and dolls - all with accessories included. Also included are practical step-by-step instructions, guides for materials and techniques, as well as helpful tips

Author: Hoang Thi Ngoc Anh

Publisher: Amigurumi Creations from Khuc Cay's Little Hands

ISBN: 9786059192705

Category: Amigurumi

Page: 128

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Sweet Crochet Friends is a treasure trove of crochet creations and lovely illustrations by the author. It contains the patterns for 16 lovely stuffed toy designs. Each toy has its own unique personality, with adaptable accessories. You can create cuddly animals like Lily the Lamb, Cocola the Koala, Little Panda Peter, Titou the Tiger, Lulu Otter, as well as some cute dolls, like Anna the Bunny Girl, Nana, and Little April. Some projects are easy and quick to finish, while others are a bit more challenging. There are step-by-step instructions, guides for materials, special techniques, and some tips and tricks to help you. If you love making crochet toys, this book is a great addition to your library.

Women in Mathematics

Sometimes I knit or crochet mathematical objects and I am concerned about the symmetries of the stitches ... Many mathematicians have multiple interests, but in my experience this is true more often for female mathematicians than male ...

Author: Janet L. Beery

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319666940

Category: Mathematics

Page: 405

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This collection of refereed papers celebrates the contributions, achievements, and progress of female mathematicians, mostly in the 20th and 21st centuries. Emerging from the themed paper session “The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: 100 Years and Counting” at MAA's 2015 MathFest, this volume contains a diverse mix of current scholarship and exposition on women and mathematics, including biographies, histories, and cultural discussions. The multiplicity of authors also ensures a wide variety of perspectives. In inspiring and informative chapters, the authors featured in this volume reflect on the accomplishments of women in mathematics, showcasing the changes in mathematical culture that resulted as more women obtained tenure-track and tenured academic positions, received prestigious awards and honors, served in leadership roles in professional societies, and became more visibly active in the mathematical community. Readers will find discussions of mathematical excellence at Girton College, Cambridge, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; of perseverance by Polish women in mathematics during and after World War II and by Black women in mathematics in the United States from the 1880s onward; and of the impact of outreach programs ranging from EDGE's promotion of graduate education to the Daughters of Hypatia dance performances. The volume also provides informative biographies of a variety of women from mathematics and statistics, many of them well-known and others less well-known, including Charlotte Angas Scott, Emmy Noether, Mina Rees, Gertrude Cox, Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Norma Hernandez, Deborah Tepper Haimo, and Teri Perl. These essays provide compelling reading for a wide audience, including mathematicians, historians of science, teachers of mathematics, and students at the high school, college, and graduate levels. Anyone interested in attracting more girls and women as students, faculty, and/or employees will also find this volume engaging and enlightening.

The New Era

A constitution and From the women convicts at Joliet Prison is a by - laws were adopted . The object of the organicase of fine sewing , crochet , knitting , embroideryzation as stated is to provide a medium of and laundry work .




Category: Women


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Silk and Cotton

... three women's names (left) and three men's names (right); iconic image of woman cotton harvester in center. 45 x 62" 2. BANNER. Uzbekistan, c. 1970s. Silk couching on cotton; cotton crochet trim with metal spangles.

Author: Susan Meller

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683355571

Category: Design

Page: 336

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The traditional textiles of Central Asia are unknown treasures. Straddling the legendary Silk Road, this vast region stretches from Russia in the west to China in the east. Whether nomadic or sedentary, its peoples created textiles for every aspect of their way of life, from ceremonial objects marking rites of passage, to everyday garments, to practical items for the home. There were suzanis for the marriage bed; prayer mats; patchwork quilts; bridal ensembles; bags for tea, scissors, and mirrors; lovingly embroidered hats and bibs; and robes of every color and pattern. Author Susan Meller has spent years assembling the 590 textiles illustrated in this book. She documents their history, use, and meaning through archival photographs and fascinating travelers’ narratives spanning many centuries. Her book will be a revelation to designers, collectors, students of Central Asia, and travelers to the region. Silk and Cotton is destined to become a classic.

American Women Artists 1935 1970

Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) was a modern American artist whose iconic hand-woven hanging wire sculptures blurred the boundary between art and craft. She studied with Joseph Albers, Bauhaus faculty, at the experimental Black Mountain College.

Author: Helen Langa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351576755

Category: Art

Page: 278

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Numerous American women artists built successful professional careers in the mid-twentieth century while confronting challenging cultural transitions: shifts in stylistic avant-gardism, harsh political transformations, and changing gender expectations for both women and men. These social and political upheavals provoked complex intellectual and aesthetic tensions. Critical discourses about style and expressive value were also renegotiated, while still privileging masculinist concepts of aesthetic authenticity. In these contexts, women artists developed their careers by adopting innovative approaches to contemporary subjects, techniques, and media. However, while a few women working during these decades have gained significant recognition, many others are still consigned to historical obscurity. The essays in this volume take varied approaches to revising this historical silence. Two focus on evidence of gender biases in several exhibitions and contemporary critical writings; the rest discuss individual artists' complex relationships to mainstream developments, with attention to gender and political biases, cultural innovations, and the influence of racial/ethnic diversity. Several also explore new interpretative directions to open alternative possibilities for evaluating women's aesthetic and formal choices. Through its complex, nuanced approach to issues of gender and female agency, this volume offers valuable and exciting new scholarship in twentieth-century American art history and feminist studies.

Women of the American Circus 1880 1940

As years went by, readers enjoyed many stories about supposedly exotic performers involved in an iconic American entertainment. These articles expanded the circus audience, as did another type of article about women performers, ...

Author: Katherine H. Adams

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786472286

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 978

"In 1880 to 1940, glory days of American circus, one third to one half of cast members were women. Diaries, autobiographies, newspaper accounts, films, posters, route books, stories told by circus women, recount tableaux, freak shows, girlie shows, tigeracts, and aerial performance, beginning with representations of women as circus performers and moving to performances themselves"--Provided by publisher.

Printers Ink

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Women Artists A to Z

Helen mixes iconic paintings with the image of veiled women; two of the artists whose works she reimagined (shown on pages ... Xenobia is often referred to as a fiber artist and her crochet and knitting is inspired by a funk aesthetic, ...

Author: Melanie LaBarge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593108736

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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An empowering and educational alphabet picture book about women artists, perfect for fans of Rad American Women A-Z. How many women artists can you name? From Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, to Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Xenobia Bailey, this lushly illustrated alphabet picture book presents both famous and underrepresented women in the fine arts from a variety of genres: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and more. Each spread features a simple line of text encapsulating the creator's iconic work in one word, such as "D is for Dots" (Yayoi Kusama) and "S is for Spider" (Louise Bourgeois), followed by slightly longer text about the artist for older readers who would like to know more. Backmatter includes extended biographies and discussion questions for budding creatives and trailblazers. Artists featured: Mirka Mora, Betye Saar, Helen Frankenthaler, Yayoi Kusama, Kay Sage, Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Martin, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Elizabeth Catlett, Judith Leyster, Leonora Carrington, Carmen Herrera, Edmonia Lewis, Maya Lin, Hilma af Klint, Maria Martinez, Gee's Bend quilters, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, Loïs Mailou Jones, Alice Neel, Helen Zughaib, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Dorothea Lange, Xenobia Bailey, and Maria Sibylla Merian.

Monty Python s Flying Circus

crochet"—(“Hell's Grannies") A needlework hobby, and often associated (at least iconically) with sedate, harmless older women. So it's an addiction to crochet instead of heroin or hashish; the grannies have a “habit," and they steal to ...

Author: Darl Larsen

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461669707

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 576

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Known for its outrageous humor, occasionally controversial content, and often silly spirit, Monty Python's Flying Circus poked fun at nearly everything. Indeed, many of the allusions and references in the program were routinely obscure, and therefore, not always understood or even noticed. This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions of this landmark series. In this resource, virtually every allusion and reference that appeared in an episode is identified and explained. Organized chronologically by episode, each entry is listed alphabetically, indicates what sketch it appeared in, and is cross-referenced between episodes. Scholars and fans who already appreciate the silliness of the Pythons can also enjoy the acculturated know-it-all-ness of their heroes.

Plays about the Theatre in England 1737 1800

... burlesqued , 23-24 , 49 , 51-52 , 32-34 ; as Dr. Crochet in Music Ala55-56 , 178-81 ; and audience , as por- mode ... use of influential women by , 111 ; Aickin , James ( actor ) , 71 and actor , 156 , 178-81 , effect of Alive and ...

Author: Dane Farnsworth Smith

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838720745

Category: Drama

Page: 293

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This work is the late author's manuscript abridged and edited by M. L. Lawhon. It follows his earlier volume of similar title for the years 1671-1737, continuing that study through the remainder of the eighteenth century. In addition to Sheridan's Critic, the book treats little-known plays of the lesser playwrights of the period. Illustrated.

Uncommon Goods

With Dinner Party Judy Chicago attempted to counteract the exploitation of female labor by celebrating women's ... Art Program and participated in Womanhouse by making one of the project's most iconic performances (Waiting) and one its ...

Author: Jaimey Hamilton Faris

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783204648

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 222

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Since Marcel Duchamp created his “readymades” a century ago—most famously christening a urinal as a fountain— the practice of incorporating commodity objects into art has become ever more pervasive.Uncommon Goods traces one particularly important aspect of that progression: the shift in artistic concern toward the hidden ethical dimensions of global commerce. Jaimey Hamilton Faris discusses the work of, among many others, Ai Weiwei, Cory Arcangel, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Santiago Sierra, reading their artistic explorations as overlapping with debates about how common goods hold us and our world in common. The use of readymade now registers concerns about international migrant labor, outsourced manufacturing, access to natural resources, intellectual copyright, and the commoditization of virtual space. In each chapter, Hamilton Faris introduces artists who exemplify the focus of readymade aesthetics on aspects of global commodity culture, including consumption, marketing, bureaucracy, labor, and community. She explores how materially intensive, “uncommon” aesthetic situations can offer moments to meditate on the kinds of objects, experiences, and values we ostensibly share in the age of globalization. The resulting volume will be an important contribution to scholarship on readymade art as well as to the study of materiality, embodiment, and globalization.