This article is an examination, unfolding from the first person perspective, of the lived experience of the altruistic handcrafting practice, which is the making of textile objects for the intent of giving them to others. This paper explores how participant/observation research leads to a greater understanding of the self, and the other, examining how fluid educational leadership roles are formed. This paper studies the transfer of knowledge/wisdom and how they both provide for and are a form of expression of meaning in primarily all female small group knitting circles and the broader community.
|Keywords:||Knitting, Participant Observation, Creative Process, Meaning Making|
Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Relgious Studies, Huntington University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada