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Why We Need Karie Westermann

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Why We Need Karie Westermann

Karie Westermann may not see herself as being a spokesperson for handknitters but her plain-speaking and thoughtful approach to the craft makes her a pivotal voice in the community. We caught up with Karie in the middle of her hectic workshop schedule when she had a few rest days in her adoptive home of Glasgow. Snuggled in a blanket and hugging a cup of tea she discussed her work, knitting politics and how putting work out there brings back so much more than expected. “Oh that’s evil,” says Karie when posed with the option of giving up yarn or books...

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