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October 17, 2008

Stitch for Senate Helmet:
Knitted for Senator Alexander


To the Honorable Senator Alexander:

Please find herein a helmet liner made to make a political point. There are common people working at a local level to make things better for us all and here in lies our point. We plead to you to be courageous now in a time that we need true leadership. We ask you to speak up now for the sanity of peace in this time of crisis. I believe as a people and society we must change from a policy of fear and greed into one of cooperation and good will. You have a unique position to make these pleas in your distinguished position. Making war has gained us nothing. Our security is the worse for it. With these terrible policies we have turned even our friends and ancestors aside. Please, take the brave course to repudiate this disastrous policy now. I have seen you speak and I believe you to be an honorable person. Time is of the essence in such matters and now is the time to act. We must bring our troops home now and conserve what resources we still have at our disposal. Security for us means reestablishing our local ties and making sure that our critical infrastructure is maintained. To do so we must stop the folly of war. It is critical for our local and national well being to listen to the councils for peace.

Knitted by Lorraine Merwin from Johnson City, Tennessee

Posted by cat at 07:51 PM

Flag Packs during the Debate!


Living between Troy and Boston I forgot all the knitted flag packs for the workshop at The Change You Want to See last Saturday in Brooklyn. But thanks to everyone who came out! I designed these flag packs with the knitPro pattern (below) to enclose the knitted helmet liners for each Senator. The gallery exhibit in Florida comes down one day before the 2008 Election so the helmet liners will realistically be mailed after we vote, but before the Senate goes on their winter recess.

Posted by cat at 11:42 AM

October 04, 2008

A Weekend of Arts in Action


People local to New York City - I will be at The Change You Want to See Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn a week from today, Oct 11 from NOON-TWO as part of the event Vote Early Vote Often, A Weekend of Arts in Action.

The Change You Want to See Gallery is on 84 Havemeyer St, in Brooklyn.

This will begin with a brief overview of microRevolt projects and then a craft circle - so bring whatever you're working on!

Afterwards I want to go to this exhibit if people want to come along:
Curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee

Posted by cat at 04:43 PM