Welcome to The Center for Knit and Crochet’s Collections Resource.
The Center for Knit and Crochet is embarking on a bold experiment in 2018 to establish a new digital repository for knitting and crochet. CKC’s Collections Resource is in its infancy, but the focus of this multisource online collection will be 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.
• Illuminate “hidden objects” or “hidden collections” that are not currently available elsewhere online, or that are difficult to locate and compare.
The CKC's Nomenclature for Knitting and Crochet is currently under development, and will be freely available from our website in 2018 to serve as an aid and standard for future cataloguing in this resource and beyond. Read more about the nomenclature.
SHARE YOUR TREASURES!
Anyone can now browse more than 8000 knit- and crochet-related treasures in the CKC Collections Resource Museum and Library Collections (drawn from Digital Public Library of America). CKC is seeking new partner organizations who want to share their collections of knitting and crochet with visitors to this resource. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are part of an organization with collections to share.
CKC invites individual contributors to share your treasures in our new Crowdsourced Collection. We are currently forming an “experimental sample” of 500 treasures that CKC will use to refine the design, features, and functionality of our online interface before expanding CKC's Crowdsourced Collection to new contributions. Please consider adding your treasure to our test set!