Susan M. Strawn, PhD

Professor Emerita, Dominican University

I research, write, and illustrate stories held in historical cloth and clothing.

Here are recent publications:

What else were suffragists doing while working tirelessly for woman suffrage during World War I? They were knitting!

“Another Noble Cause: Suffragist Knitters of World War I” is my 37th article for PieceWork (Long Thread Media), a handsome and inspiring magazine about textiles and history. 

Here is a link to the issue:


My current project is a book tentatively titled Loopy: Stories from My Knitting Life. I invite you to read two excerpts here:

To learn more about me, click on the ABOUT tab above.

To see all my published work, click on WRITING.

To see my presentations available on knitting, cultural dress, and genealogy, click on CONTACT.

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