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September 2, 2011

Franklin Habit at SKG This Month

Franklin Habit, cartoonist, designer, photographer, author, will present Impractical Magic: The Other Side of Weldon’s Practical Needlework at the Seattle Knitters Guild on September 7 at 7 pm.

Beginning in the 1880s, and for decades thereafter, the editors of Weldon's Practical Needlework provided an enormous audience of amateur craftswomen with patterns for garments designed to be warm, strong, long-lived and, well, practical. But Weldon's had another side, too. A side that proposed the knitting of covers for tennis balls, of knitting whips for children, and of covering open flames with crinkled tissue paper. In this illustrated talk–not for the faint of heart–we'll take a look at what our great-great-grandmothers were up to when they'd already knit a sufficiency of Socks for Invalids.

As always Guild meetings are free and open to the public.

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