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The simple definition of Craftivism is: the use of craft to agitate for positive change in the world. This can be anything from yarn bombing a park with knitting or crocheted hearts to making a dozen pussy hats to distribute at a march for justice.
There will be a new lesson every week. Those will include a knitting project and a background lesson from each of us, followed by our joint suggestions for continuing on with knitting, craftivism, and activism on your own and in groups moving forward. You will be able to join the discussions and interact with your teachers as well as other students.
This is a one time fee. Your class never expires and you can come back anytime to review. After you enroll, you will receive an email with your login information and links to the course dashboard. Courses are released weekly at the beginning of the class.
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Past Student Discount
This is a past student discount for those who have taken our past Craftivism class in the winter of 2018.
Problems? Please email Dom@sheeptoshawl.com
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Please take a moment to introduce yourself and let us know your name, where you’re from, and tell us a little bit about your previous knitting and activism.
Taking Your Craftivism Public
Blue Wave 2018: It’s all about votes
It’s time to take back our country and restore the true American values of Liberty and Justice for All. 2018 is all about getting out the vote and washing over America with a blue tsunami.
What if you can’t March or Physically Protest?
Get Educated and Stay Educated
Contact your MOCs
Support Those Who Are Marching
Support Marginalized Businesses
Call Out Racism and Racist Behavior
Practice Self Care
Craft – and Write!
Let’s Make Button Badges
Let’s Make Signs for Protests
Knitting a Frame
Using yarn and needles to make a re-useable poster frame that you can take to marches over and over again.
“Oh no! I can’t draw.” Don’t worry, there are many other ways to add visual impact to your poster.
Let’s Make a Yarn-Bomb Banner
BONUS: More Things to Make
Victory Mitts Pattern
These Victory Mitts knit up quickly and you’ll have loads of time to make a pair for a friend, plus yarn left over. Since they don’t require a ton of yarn, it’s also a great project for stash busting.
BONUS: Further Study and Action
Things to do
Our suggested list of political activities you can do at home or while you are out and about.
BONUS: History of Political Crafting
Craftivism is not new
Early American homespun revival
What do Patsy Jefferson and Dolley Madison have to do with craftivism?
Knitting during the great wars
Without this movement, soldiers would have suffered even more through the horrors of war.
BONUS: Knitting as a Political Act
What is political about knitting?
Knitting is fun, but we can also use our yarn and needles for social justice, peace, and hope in a world that seems to have gone awry.
Why should we make knitting political?
I’ve come to realize that if we want to continue to have a democracy in the United States, we need more and more people to become involved in the political process at every level—including with our knitting needles.
How do we knit as a political act?
The list of things you can do to Knit as a Political Act is probably endless. But, remember, don’t let knitting take the place of traditional activism such as attending protests, calling and writing your representatives, voting, and so forth.