WWW: some Craftivism links from the archives

Women in Berlin knitting for soliders, 1914. Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ggbain-18341
Women in Berlin knitting for soliders, 1914. Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ggbain-18341
The Feminist Power of Embroidery by E. Tammy Kim (Dec 29, 2018)

The Politics of Knitting by Shannon Okey (Holiday 2018)

Stitch by stitch, a brief history of knitting and activism by Corinne Segal (Apr 23, 2017)

The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool Grandma was just making a sweater. Or was she? by Natalie Zarrelli (Jun 01, 2017)



Many books have been written on the subject, here are a few:



Previously on the knitty blog

photo of knit scarf showing train delaysNote: this is not a complete list!



This is an incomplete list, and it is mostly a Western-centric list. I am sorry. Many thanks to those who commented on Woolly Wormhead’s Twitter thread, from which I drew many of these links.

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Penny Shima Glanz spends her days spinning yarn and code into memorable projects. Small businesses rely on her for smart technology decisions. She creates understated elegance in her hand-knit and crochet designs. She loves muddy trail runs, fosters kittens, and lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and cat.