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Piecing Together a Knitting Community : the Legacy of Elizabeth Zimmerman

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Author(s)
Parks, Kathryn
Advisor(s)
McFarland, Colleen
Date
Apr 2010
Subject(s)
Zimmerman, Elizabeth; Knitting--Social aspects; Knitting--United States--History; Knitters (Persons)--Social networks; Posters
Series
USGZE AS589
Abstract
Elizabeth Zimmerman (1910-1999) tranformed the image of knitting from domestic drudgery to an expression of beauty, intelligence, and women's comaraderie. Her belief that all knitters can design for themselves without the constraints of published and restrictive patterns revolutionized American knitting. Zimmerman began her own mail-order yarn supply business and knitting newsletters in the mid-1950s, hosted her own instructional television show and taught the first knitting camp/retreat in 1974.
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Color poster with text and images.
Sponsor(s)
University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
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http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/47261 
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