Woman knitting by Francoise Duparc
Whiling away some time on Google recently (as one does), I found a vast array of beautiful images under the unassuming search term 'knitting painting'. Such a variety of expressions on each face, yet each one marked with a striking combination of serenity and absorption (except perhaps for 'Knitter Asleep', she perhaps just has the serenity). Having recently done some reading on knitting as a meditation, I found this to be a very interesting commonality indeed. And the little cat at the end? Well, he just sums up the very delicious soothing character of the yarn itself.
Does knitting relax or stress you?
Charles Lidderdale, Sillem Knitting
Image from http://www.canvaz.com/painters/c/Charles-Sillem-Lidderdale1.htm
Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Knitter Asleep
Image from http://siftingthepast.com/2012/07/03/knitter-asleep-greuze/
Grace Cossington-Smith, The Sock Knitter.
Image from http://juliaritson.com/2011/06/24/grace-cossington-smiths-the-sock-knitter/
Linda Apple, Knitting Vibes
Image from http://www.dailypainters.com/paintings/184901/Knitting-Vibes-cat-portrait/Linda-Apple