Crafting the Resistance: 35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist

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Skyhorse Publishing
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6.9 X 0.7 X 9.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Lara Neel sews, knits, and cares about freedom, democracy, women's rights, indigenous rights, and LBGTQIA equality. She is the author of Sock Architecture and blogs at She lives in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Heather Marano is an anthropologist and archaeologist. She studies textiles in western and nonwestern cultures and teaches classes on knitting, spinning, gardening, and natural dyeing of fibers and fabrics. She blogs at and lives in Millbrae, California.
"Are fascists afraid of hats? That's a question I've been asking myself a lot lately. In Crafting the Resistance, Heather Marano and Lara Neel answer that question with a resounding 'Yes!' By making, using, and wearing the projects in these pages, you can use your crafting superpowers to speak out to your friends, family, and the world. Let them know that you craft for Liberty and Justice for All. Resist!"
--Donna Druchunas, author of Knitting as a Political Act and The Art of Lithuanian Knitting
"The projects in Crafting The Resistance are just like the book itself; inspiring, simple to comprehend, and immediate classics. The quotes that begin each section are compelling, as are the reading and listening recommendations that accompany each item. We are living in a singular time; these great projects allow us to fully personalize our 'revolution from within.'"
--Annie Modesitt, author of Confessions of a Knitting Heretic
"Heather Marano and Lara Neel have put together a timely and charming how-to book of simple projects with practical appeal to activists. Whether you decide to make a kit bag or a statement bandanna, you will be learning the basics of a craft you may never have tried before. . . . Make something for yourself, or get together with friends and Craft the Resistance."
--June Hemmons Hiatt, author of The Principles of Knitting
"Crafting the Resistance goes beyond the pussyhat. . . . [It] does a good job of bringing in new craftivists and inspiring them to try new things. . . . The projects range from the eminently useful (the vinyl tote, the security waist belt) to 'I had no idea I needed one of these' (the snowflake wrist warmers) and 'I'd love to try that!' (any of the wool-felting projects.)"
--Twin Cities Geek
"Pussyhats are important to make because I like to smash the patriarchy."
--Genevieve, 5, The Knitmore Girls
"We approach handcraft for all kinds of reasons: joy, grief, community, and sometimes frustration. What better thing to occupy anxious hands than an act of creation, an act of defiance? Neel and Marano offer a number of projects crossing various mediums, and introduce first time craftivists to both different crafts and some intersectional issues--more than just pink pussyhats. Cast on and start a conversation!"
--Jasmin Knitmore, The Knitmore Girls