In It to Knit It: Fiber Arts and Activism

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In It to Knit It: Fiber Arts and Activism

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, 6 p.m.

The Goethe-Institut Washington and the DC Public Library will host a conversation and hands-on workshop exploring the intersections of knitting and feminism – especially in an age of digital media and widespread activism. Three experts who all engage in "craftivism“ in their own ways will discuss the personal and broader power of knitting. Participants will have the opportunity to knit a small item – a pouch or a yarn tag – that can be utilized for the Women’s March on Jan. 19, 2019. Yarn and knitting needles will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials and tools as well. Knitters of all skill levels, including beginners, are welcome.

Speakers include New York-based knitter Sydney Crabaugh and two Baltimore-based fiber artists, Melissa Salzman and Sari Holt, both members of the team at Lovelyarns shop in Hampden. All three will speak to their personal experiences and backgrounds as fiber artists, how their respective endeavors relate to feminist empowerment, and how digital media, activism, and today’s political-social climate shapes a new perspective on "craftivism.“

This evening is a part of Goethe-Institut's #FeminismToMe hashtag campaign. 

Located at the Goethe-Institut Washington | 1990 K St. NW | Washington, DC 20009 (enter on 20th St. between Eye and K) 
FREE | Open to the public