All across Australia, knitters are uniting in protest against what they see as an undeniable turn towards misogynistic and right wing politics. How, you might ask, are they accomplishing that? By crafting in protest. 18 craft groups and 100 + other knitters have joined forces to create two huge knitted, protest banners and are preparing to take them on a road trip, the likes of which Australian politics have never seen. Spurred on by the media outrage over PM Gillard’s knitting photoshoot, they chose to make a political stand using knitting and proving once and for all that crafty women are a force to be reckoned with. You can learn more about their quest on their facebook page, including how you can get involved. If you’re not an Aus native, but you’d like to show your support for craft protesters standing up against misogyny, you can still donate to their campaign here.
Good luck, Knit Your Revolt!
By Rosie Bromberg