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Knitters in a Day Center: The Significance of Social Participation for People With Mild to Moderate Dementia

Trude Gjernes
2017 Qualitative Health Research  
Being part of the knitting group appeared to help the participants maintain their skills and facilitated sociability.  ...  The data were collected through participant observation at a day centre in a Norwegian city, and the analysis revealed that the social activity of knitting facilitated conversations about different topics  ...  Knitters in a Day Centre  ... 
doi:10.1177/1049732317723890 pmid:28835145 fatcat:bbuxrqhdujg5pn3wy2avanbpoy

Stitch by Stitch the Science Fills the Space

Maria Judite Almeida, Alexandra Nobre, Marina Maciel, Antónia Forjaz, Cristina Almeida Aguiar
2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Taking advantage of this fact and aware of the potential of socio-economic contribution of elderly for society development, the importance of creating opportunities towards an active ageing and the significance  ...  The trend of population aging led European institutions to choose 2012 as the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.  ...  The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.583 fatcat:wo26sdrozjfzfnfqvi2afoediu

EXPERIENCES MADE OF WOOL: VISUAL AND VERBAL METAPHORICAL RECONCEPTUALIZATION IN ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE NARRATIVES

Coral Calvo-Maturana
2021 ODISEA Revista de estudios ingleses  
The paper illustrates and concludes the cognitive power of multimodal creative choices in relation to (AFD) to integrate children's past, present, and future experiences, while strengthening their sense  ...  as the net of minor related metaphors.  ...  The restructured D t or D t M in a caregiver as a knitter can thus be specified as: [1 t M ] A caregiver provides support and care helping a child uniting/tightening together their life experiences. [2  ... 
doi:10.25115/odisea.v0i22.6251 fatcat:hqiw7g6oszhglfp2p4xmynlqra

Perceptions and practices of dress-related leisure: shopping, sorting, making and mending

Amy Twigger Holroyd
2015 Annals of Leisure Research  
The research demonstrates that all four of the dress-related activities occupy a grey area between leisure and chore.  ...  This article explores the attitudes of seven women to four dress-related activities: shopping for new garments; sorting clothes within the wardrobe; making Ð specifically knitting Ð clothes for themselves  ...  I encouraged the knitters to experiment with materials and stitches before embarking on their final project: this is a playful process which allows the designer to explore a range of possibilities.  ... 
doi:10.1080/11745398.2015.1111148 fatcat:sreuuhaggfamnk26mus7upnvma

Socks at War: American Hand Knitters and Military Footwear Production for the World Wars

Rachel P. Maines
2019 Studia Historiae Oeconomicae  
of soldiers in the field.  ...  This paper discusses the economic and military importance of this effort, including the numbers of pairs produced, and the program's role in supplementing industrial production.  ...  morale, especially in a nation under attack [see, for example, ayling k. 1942: 72]. home knitters, for example, were encouraged to believe that every stitch was a blow struck for victory.  ... 
doi:10.2478/sho-2019-0005 fatcat:nukes2jpffejpo7hqfkcuzmd6e

Providing Visions of a Different Life: Self-study Narrative Inquiry as an Instrument for Seeing Ourselves in Previously-Unimagined Places

Carmen Shields, Nancy Novak, Brenda Marshall, John J. Guiney Yallop
2011 Narrative Works  
In this paper, we share stories of coming to narrative self-study research in graduate studies, and the impact this choice has had on personal and professional directions in ways we could not have imagined  ...  There we find the roots of our present-day perspectives and actions that we can incorporate into our everyday meaning-making, using our emergent understanding to choose present and future possibilities  ...  Beginning with the simplicity of the stocking and garter stitch, I create a combination of strength and texture with the lace of the moss and blackberry stitch.  ... 
doaj:8069879a126b42b6948c8361a92523e0 fatcat:3izc267hfzc7tn5xfcxlcttgta

Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics, 19th-20th Century

Heidi Egginton
2014 Reviews in History  
Cooke, Jr. argues that scholars must attend to the lives of the people involved in producing craft goods in order to examine the 'experience of incongruity' in the practical application of imperial power  ...  However, Richmond is able to draw upon a rich array of sources from the Society's archive, including material fragments of workers' stitching, which suggests that the Depôt had a radical impact upon the  ... 
doi:10.14296/rih/2014/1673 fatcat:nbsnurd2kzcjdfrf3mmbz7v7z4

The Wooden Quilt

Tara Capel, Bernd Ploderer, Margot Brereton
2020 Proceedings of the 2020 ACM on Designing Interactive Systems Conference  
Second, we would like to thank the community center for their ongoing support of this work, and allowing us the space and time to create the makerspace environment within their hall.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS First, we would like to thank our participants for their commitment to this work, taking the time to attend the design workshops, carve their wooden panel, and share their stories with  ...  Through the creation of biographical prototypes, their participants shared personal accounts and reflections around their own experiences of design and disability.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3357236.3395562 dblp:conf/ACMdis/CapelPB20 fatcat:ozugroswurb5pcu3rw4esiuudy

A Schnittmuster for Crafting Context-Sensitive Toolkits

Janis Lena Meissner, Angelika Strohmayer, Peter Wright, Geraldine Fitzpatrick
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18  
To demonstrate the adaptive power of the Schnittmuster concept, we discuss an exemplar in the context of capacitive touch sensing (FlexE-Touch).  ...  However, as soon as the novices become a little more advanced, these toolkits often do not fit the specific requirements of personal maker projects anymore.  ...  together with a range of standard off-the-shelf electronics components.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3173574.3173725 dblp:conf/chi/MeissnerSWF18 fatcat:ygci7xakjfa5tmts5cwxqapq6u

Using an integrated knowledge translation approach to inform a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial on peer support for individuals with traumatic brain injury: A qualitative descriptive study

Stephanie K. C. Lau, Dorothy Luong, Shane N. Sweet, Mark Bayley, Ben B. Levy, Monika Kastner, Michelle L. A. Nelson, Nancy M. Salbach, Susan B. Jaglal, John Shepherd, Ruth Wilcock, Carla Thoms (+2 others)
2021 PLoS ONE  
There were three main themes related to the perceived impact of peer support: acceptance, community, social experiences; vicarious experience/learning through others: shared experiences, role-modelling  ...  However, the evidence supporting the benefits of peer support for individuals with TBI is sparse and of low quality.  ...  I was an excellent knitter, but now, like, I had to understand and to relearn the stitches and that. So I ended up sewing or knitting dishcloths for a long time.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0256650 pmid:34428259 pmcid:PMC8384186 fatcat:opb6vwvrxjdwtg6m6livd4wm7m

Stitching Together: An Exploration of Women's Sociality Through an Urban Knitting Group

Gillian Ruland
2010
In this thesis, I argue that the resurgence of knitting groups in contemporary urban areas is the result of a nostalgic search for a sense of community within an otherwise complex and sometimes alienating  ...  Through ethnographic research in Atlanta, GA, I examine how women knitters whom I interviewed theorize their own interactions in the knitting community and the ways in which technology serves to facilitate  ...  Then, several of the knitters gathered together for an evening to stitch the blanket together in time for the birth of Kate Clementine.  ... 
doi:10.57709/1332023 fatcat:qsytynuazbf2bdyjm3cdkgxoq4

Hidden Stories/Human Lives: Proceedings of the Textile Society of America 17th Biennial Symposium, October 15-17, 2020.--Full Program with Abstracts & Bios

2021 Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings  
Vanderhoop, Evelyn Artist Saturday Film Raven's Tail Journey of Evelyn Vanderhoop (with Bernadette Jarrard and Jennifer Swope) Evelyn Vanderhoop is a Pacific Northwest Coast weaver from the Haida  ...  From a long line of Haida weavers, including her mother Delores Churchill and grandmother Selina Peratrovich, Evelyn Vanderhoop studied with Cheryl Samuel and continues to teach and weave both the Raven's  ...  together.  ... 
doi:10.32873/unl.dc.tsasp.0071 fatcat:by5gfge42jchfdrpn4tnhvjlqy

Men of Parts: Masculine Embodiment and the Male Leg in Eighteenth-Century England

Karen Harvey
2015 Journal of British Studies  
AbstractThis essay explores changes in eighteenth-century male clothing in the context of the history of sexual difference, gender roles, and masculinity.  ...  Drawing on findings from the material objects of eighteenth-century clothing, visual representations, and evidence from the archival records of male consumers, the essay adopts an interdisciplinary approach  ...  This essay has argued that sex and gender are thoroughly embodied identities, both in their construction and our experience of them. Historians' work on these historical identities must  ... 
doi:10.1017/jbr.2015.117 fatcat:jb4vwk2gqfayrjgftdavfnzzta

Chapter Three Equalities [chapter]

2016 Everyday Women's and Gender Studies  
Rarely have I seen a text that helps students imagine and then explore how WGSS is put together in theoretical and practical terms. The transparency and clarity of the text is impressive.  ...  The text is superbly accessible, while holding onto the complexity of feminist thought, and it represents the very best of the lively debates that are the hallmark of Women's and Gender Studies classrooms  ...  Debbie Stoller, the editor-inchief of Bust, is also the author of several books on knitting with titles such as Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook and Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker, These  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781315643205-10 fatcat:ikiniciqyfcc5oaslgu2ouwsru

Men Knitting: A Queer Pedagogy

Kristof Avramsson, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa
2016
academically out-of-bounds: knitting as domestic diversion has largely been neglected by scholars with the few academic sources focusing almost exclusively (and unapologetically) on female knitters.  ...  Taking the form of three journal articles, this work reads the everyday performance of men knitting as queer pedagogy, learning which 'minces' and troubles not only masculinity but traditional constructions  ...  The Ottawa Citizen. p. A13. Thomas, C. (2000) . Introduction: Identification, appropriation, proliferation. In C. Thomas  ... 
doi:10.20381/ruor-5626 fatcat:m56gggu7r5chzloxk7uovediey
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