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.
Help transform something old into something new with Adrienne Sloane's ongoing installation, Reworking History. Start your own knit piece or knit a few rows from where the last person left off. Then add your name to our list with any thoughts you would like to share on how we can move forward together to a more secure and peaceful world. Doors open at 5:30 pm; Adrienne’s talk will begin at 6:30 pm.