Monday, April 13, 2009

Revolution is Handmade

As I am putting together some instructional DIY videos, I would like to share some of my own work. The following pictures are documentation of a project I did this fall. The womb-like knitting basket provides a nurturing forum to bring women together and discuss social and political activism.

The craft of knitting and yarn-work has been an integral part of women's interaction for centuries. In times when women had no voice in social and political matters, knitting circles have served as a traditional space for storytelling, discussion, exchange, and protest. The purpose of this piece is to inspire a community of people to work together and create in a collaborative manner. Women can rise up and embrace their crafty skills, using them to be proactive about societal change.

© Elaine Healy 2008

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