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Druchunas with Knitting Stories June 20

HARDWICK – Donna Druchunas, co-designer and illustrator of “Goddess Knits,” a full-color collection of knitting patterns paired with stories of Northern European goddesses, will speak about her new book at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m.

Each of the knitting designs in “Goddess Knits” was inspired by a goddess story: the Fire Shawl for Gabija, the Lithuanian protector of home and hearth; Celtic healer Airmid’s Cloak; a crown-inspired hat for Rhiannon, the Welsh queen. In all, there are 18 patterns for knitters of varying abilities, each accompanied by a goddess tale and painting and a photograph of the finished item. The patterns were developed by Donna Druchunas and Heather Marano, a fellow knitting designer.

Donna Druchunas’ first career, as a technical writer, served her well as she moved into creating books of knitting patterns. She lives in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom where she writes, knits, draws and paints, dyes yarn, and offers online knitting workshops.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit galaxybookshop.indielite.org for a full schedule of events and for online shopping. The Galaxy Bookshop is located at 41 South Main Street.

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