Since our country’s founding, knitters have found a way to use their craft as a form of political expression. From colonists breaking laws to produce their own fibers and fabrics, to women’s groups producing knitwear for hundreds of World War II soldiers, to contemporary fibers artists who use technology to create and share interactive protest art. In this workshops, not only will you hear about a few powerful examples of activist American knitting, you’ll also get to pick up the needles yourself in a hands-on lesson. No experience necessary, materials will be provided; skilled knitters are welcome to bring materials and join us for a knitting circle.
*WMC Organizing Partners tab connects Persist List to the Women’s March Chicago website. “WMC Organizing Partners” denotes events that are held by or in support of one of WMC’s many organizing partners who now make up an ongoing coalition called We March On Illinois. power to make change. For a full list of the coalition partners go to: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/we-march-on-illinois/