The mission of The Center for Knit and Crochet, Inc. (“CKC”) is to preserve and promote the art, craft, and scholarship of knitting, crochet, and related arts. To achieve these goals, CKC is creating an online museum, study center, and social networking environment to serve our community and the general public. The CKC exists entirely online at www.centerforknitandcrochet.org and its resources and collections are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Without a physical facility, the CKC stays in touch with members and others through email and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Ravelry). A nine-member Board of Directors oversees and coordinates CKC’s activities. Please visit our Membership page to join CKC, get involved, and support our work.
All of the CKC’s online resources are available for use free of charge. The organization is run by volunteers and funded by memberships, donations, and grants. The CKC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization so donations you make to the CKC are tax deductible.
CKC’s current content — a blog, an online exhibition, and a collections resource — will continue to be augmented. CKC also plans to offer access to current scholarship, educational programs, and other enhancements to this content in the future.
CKC’s new Digital Collections Resource launched in 2018 and currently under development, is designed to help individuals and cultural institutions around the globe – museums, galleries, libraries, archives and other public and private entities — share their knitted and crocheted treasures more effectively with each other, and with the public. Visitors to CKC’s Digital Collections Resource, will find over 5,000 items in an easily searchable system that unites “Library and Museum Collections” with “CKC’s Crowdsourced Collection” — building a new cohort of objects and print resources to advance scholarship and enjoyment of knitting and crochet. CKC is actively accepting contributions of items to these collections in digital form from collecting institutions and the general public.
CKC’s online exhibition, “Sanquhar Gloves: A Living Scottish Tradition” provides dazzling images of Sanquhar knitting coupled with curated content that brings the patterns, history, materials, and techniques of Sanquhar knitting into focus.
CKC’s Blog provides articles on timely and original topics related to knit and crochet that showcase diverse voices and perspectives in our field.