BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 23, 2014
Fawny Phillips is a paragon of the Hobby Lobby employee. She crafts like no other and is using her skills to compensate for the corporation’s recently awarded freedom to enforce its religion on its employees. In “Hobby Lobby Employee Tutorial #1: DIY Birth Control,” she reminds us that, even without insured birth control, we can still get great contraceptives without breaking the bank!
Take, for instance, her crocheted condoms and ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 09, 2014
It’s no secret that over here at BUST we consider ourselves huge fans of all things knitting (Stitch ’N Bitch, anyone?). But knitting as activism? Way cool.
Last week in South Burlington, Vermont, five women took to the lobby of a Vermont Gas Systems office, staging a “knit-in” to protest a pipeline expansion. According to the research of one protestor, Jane Palmer, they had reason to believe that a pipeline permitting process was ... Read More
on Jun 20, 2014
Artist: Sarah Maloney Brain – detail
Knitted cotton, stainless steel armature
35.6 x 35.6 x 152.4 cm
Collection Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Knit one, purl two, less stress and eternal youth, woo-hoo!
Recent studies have shown that knitting is not only an awesome pastime that allows you to de-stress and kill some time, but it is also a great way to help keep your brain beach-bum-fit and at lower risk for illnesses like dementia (no ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 28, 2014
The next time someone asks who you're knitting that sweater for, say your brain.
It's long been assumed that creative types like Sylvia Plath are somehow more susceptible to depression, when in fact the opposite might be true; writing poems may have been her brain's way of fighting depression.
"When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life," says Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. "You know ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow
on Dec 04, 2013
Knitters are a typically practical bunch, with problem solving perhaps their badge of honour. There is one problem however that seems to haunt every knitter I know. That of the stubbornly unfinished project.
This is precisely what UK based artists, Rachel Matthews and Celia Pym have been tackling over the last 4 years in a fascinating project that matches people's unfinished knitted items with a new pair of hands for completion.
These unfinished ... Read More