INTO THE NIGHT
|a scene from Just's 2013 UK Knit Hope project|
The cynical amongst us may question the power of craft to solve or even salve these issues but community craft, heart and soul is about bringing people together. As a group we process these terrible events in a way that can make us feel safer and stronger.
Australian Artist Kate Just, fresh from the success of her similar project in the UK 'Knit Hope is undergoing a new version here in Melbourne titled 'Knit Safe'. The idea is to come together, everyone knit a section of a large black and silver banner and then take to the streets as a craft army. If you would like to know more about this community project you can visit the face book page here. the next knitting workshop is February 1 at Westspace Gallery from 1-4.