The Center for Knit and Crochet, Inc. was established in November, 2012 in Madison, WI, with support from the Wisconsin Historical Society and TNNA’s Yarn Group. Still in the development stages, the Center’s goals are to create a space, initially on the web, dedicated to knitting and crochet preservation, scholarship, and public education.

The Center for Knit and Crochet, Inc., is now incorporated as a Wisconsin non-stock Corporation, with a nine member temporary board that is charged with developing our financial and governance infrastructure.  We are currently preparing to file our request for non-profit 501(c)(3) status with the federal Internal Revenue Service.

Our initial goal is to develop comprehensive knitting and crochet taxonomy that will form the basis to develop and structure a digital collection.  As our Center evolves we may become a physical museum with a collection of historical and contemporary objects, but we are beginning as a web-based center to host a digital repository of objects shared from a global consortium of museums and similar institutions (both public and private); educational institutions (including guilds, schools, and universities); and private collectors.  We also plan to develop practical conservation and documentation guidelines that any institution or individual can implement to preserve these objects and their stories.

To follow our progress, subscribe to the blog, and our newsletter.

To help make our vision a reality, Please note, because we are in the process of preparing our application for tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, donations to the CKC are not tax deductible at this time. Donations are still needed and greatly appreciated so that we can continue to move our work forward. Thank you!

14 Responses to “HOME”

  1. Gloria Benaroch-Garland Says:

    Has anyone responded to the people about books they have to donate. I too have collection of vintage knitting books as well as instruction books from Europe .

  2. Isabel Morinigo Says:

    I have been crocheting for 22 years. I would like to donate crochet items for a future physical museum, also would be intersted in donating monetary as well.

  3. Linda Sax Says:

    A special invitation to everyone who’ll be in the Hudson Valley area of New York State next month – enjoy historical sheep-shearing, spinning, weaving, knitting and quilting in our 18th century living history museum!

    April 18-19
    Special Exhibit with Workshops:
    The Art of the Reproduction-Recreating Period Textiles
    Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway (Route 9),
    Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. April 18-19,
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things woolly sheep! New this year a special exhibit, The Art of the Reproduction: Recreating Period Textiles. uses pieces from the Historic Hudson Valley collection to shine a spotlight on this fun, yet often overlooked, area of historic study. Along with the exhibit, there will be a series of talks and hands-on workshops. HHV’s expert staff member and noted historic quilter and knitter, Cat Hannan will be using an amazing display of her own reproduction quilts, and period knitting, as she shares information on creating period quilted or knitted pieces. For the full workshop and talk schedule, please visit https://www.hudsonvalley.org/community/blogs/fine-art-reproducing-period-textiles Online admission: $14; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 3-17. Free for members and children under 3. Onsite prices are $2 more per ticket. Buy tickets online at http://www.hudsonvalley.org. 914-366-6900.

  4. James Shanahan Says:

    My wife, Grace, passed away recently and wanted to donate her extensive collection of books on knitting, crochet and other fiber arts to you.
    Are you able to accept them?
    She was a librarian and carefully collected about 24 linear shelf feet of books. There are approximately 275 to 300 volumes.

  5. Diane K. McColl Says:

    I would like to purchase a bag – it is important.

  6. Jane Sibley Says:

    The Greater Boston Knitting Guild wants to become a founding member with a gift of $100. Is this possible?

  7. Sarah Kalvin Says:

    I’m looking for a museum so that I can donate blankets that my mother and grandmother made in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.
    This would be a good organization to donate these beautiful blankets to, but you don’t have a brick and mortar building yet. Can you suggest an organization or museum already prepared to accept submissions?

  8. Gwen Blakley Kinsler Says:

    Love, love your new bi-stitchural logo!

  9. Alice Says:

    Great idea! Will definitely keep up with the blog and site. Thank you for your efforts!

  10. MARY OSBORN Says:

    I’m looking for someone who can tell me about a pair of knitting needles I have come upon, Heisher’s made in Czechoslovakia, size #5. I’ve hunted for more information and have found nothing.

  11. Nancy Says:

    A friend gave me a 3″ stack of old knitting booklets, the earliest dating from 1955 and the rest from probably the 60s-80s. Some are in good condition, some are torn but complete. I see you are not yet a physical museum, but if you should have any interest in these, I’m looking for a good home for them.

    • Suellyn Says:

      Hi Nancy,
      Did you ever find a home for your knitting books? I have my Mom’s, from about the same tine period,band am looking for a home for them as well. I probably have a 10-12″ pile of them! Any info would be appreciated! Thanks…

  12. Benito Says:

    Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and everything. However
    think of if you added some great graphics or videos to
    give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and clips, this
    blog could definitely be one of the best in its niche.
    Terrific blog!

  13. suzanne antippas Says:

    Please keep me posted on your progress & activities. I’m a student of quilt history, but I also knit. A member of American Quilt Study Group –www.americanquiltstudygroup.org — alerted me to your organization. The word “taxonomy” in your description is scary, but also makes me think you’re serious. Good luck!

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