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May 08, 2007

Nike Blanket Petition Workshop this Saturday

This Saturday at the Museum of Arts and Design 10:00AM - 1:00PM.
It's a good opportunity to see The Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting exhibit!

Join worldwide fiber enthusiasts by participating in the Nike Blanket Petition, a blanket made up of 4 x 4 inch knitted or crocheted squares, that will be assembled as a petition for fair labor policies for Nike garment workers. Hand stitched squares are documented by a digital camera and archived on-line, then stitched into a 14 foot wide blanket of the Nike swoosh. Experienced and non-knitters welcome, there will be beginner lessons in knitting and crochet. Exhibiting artist Cat Mazza will introduce the project and lead the workshop with a slide show about the blanket tour to knitting circles across the United States. This session will complete the three-year initiative that she intends to deliver to Nike. Free with Museum admission.

Museum of Arts & Design
40 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

UPDATED POSTMAIL: recent knit and crochet petitions from
Bangor, Santa Barbara, Roanoke, Yonkers, Flint (USA) and Lisboa (Portugal).

Posted by cat at 05:06 PM