The simple practices of handknitting and needlepoint have enabled me to journey within myself, to explore the mysteries of my own heart and my connections with others, to find the relationship with my true self that empowers me to live from my core. Handcrafts have served as my path to enlightenment, the vehicle for my shamanic journey, the way I discover who I am and make progress toward knowing how to care for myself as well as for others, my consolation in times of unbearable stress. . . .

Susan Gordon Lydon, Knitting Heaven and Earth by Susan G. Lydon