Conversation and Crafts with Adrienne Sloane: Knitting is Newsworthy

February 7, 2019, 5:30—7:30 pm

From Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities onward, knitters have been incorporating the political into their stitches. Select artists in the current wave of sculptural knitters have addressed issues of the day with tactile responses to contemporary issues of war, climate change, and species preservation, as well as bringing knitting in the public square. Adrienne Sloane’s presentation will start with the historical roots of knitting and politics through the lens of American wartime knitting and lead up to an overview of current trends, including Sloane’s own work and stories about using knitting to convey political messages.

** Arrive early to help transform something old into something new! Starting at 5:30 and continuing through the end of the conversation, contribute to Adrienne Sloan’s ongoing installation, Reworking History. Take up some knitting needles to start a new section or add to another’s work in this community project - or bring your own handicraft to work on while you converse and listen!

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