Radical Knitters Stitch for the Senate to Bring Our Troops Home

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helmets2.jpgCharitable knitting during wartime is an American tradition the art project Stitch for Senate is carrying on in an effort that combines art, patriotism, and resistance. The project that was launched this week, on the four year anniversary of the Iraq war, was organized by professor and electronic artist Catherine Mazza. It encourages knitters to create helmet liners for every US senator, as a call to support the troops by bringing them home. Mazza would like to encourage more dialogue about the war, and since the knitting circle has a history as a site of discussion, she chose a knitting-based project, as she explains this article. The collaborative nature of the project means that you, too, can participate.

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