Stitch by stitch, a brief history of knitting and activism

For the hours it takes to knit something, we can chose what the finished item should represent. Could be a personal item to wear, which is a way to be a one of a kind, not a mass market copy cat. Or your efforts can be in service of a cause. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

Taylor Payne was living a mile away from Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, 2014, the day that police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown. In the following weeks and months, Payne was among those who protested the killing and continued her work as a community organizer. That November, at an activist training, she met CheyOnna Sewell, an activist living in St. Louis at the time who “was always knitting,” Payne recalled. In October 2014, Sewell and Payne helped form the Yarn Mission , a knitting collective aimed at fighting racial injustice through community organizing and by […]

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