daaaaamn, and I thought I made blasphemous crochet patterns. Nice work, Croshame - just in time for Easter, amirite?
Valuing the craft of knitting is a feminist act in itself according to Stoller, because the denigration of knitting correlates directly with the denigration of a traditionally women-centred activity (9). This type of reclamation has faced scrutiny from those who argue that the celebration of the domestic arts is neither politically effective nor feminist; rather, the resurgence in the popularity of knitting is merely an extension of a trend that supports individualistic, apolitical consumerism, as yarn prices certainly reflect a tendency to sell to upwardly mobile women with considerable disposable income. While I agree that the celebration or reclamation of a craft is not an end in itself, Stoller’s position warrants further examination, especially as it offers an avenue to examine what I call ‘feminist knitting practices,’ which include active and purposeful knitting projects used in the spirit of feminist goals of empowerment, social justice, and women’s community building.
I’ve been reading a lot about the politics of fiber arts recently, and while I do like subversive knitting and its history, it can seem rather limited in how it can encompass feminism and intersectionality - yarns that are ethically produced and don’t exploit the labor of women (especially women of color) in other parts of the world are expensive as all hell (…but admittedly beautiful).
And as much as I love yarn bombing, people do have a point with it being potentially a waste of resources, damaging to the local environment if not cleaned up in a proper amount of time, and the yarn used is generally lower quality which goes back to a question of how ethically it’s produced and made (as well as the sustainability of the materials).
It’s interesting to think about at least.
Been reading a lot about craftivism and subversive knitting recently… And have added a lot of books to my Amazon wishlist, whoops.
unicorns are notorious for their hatred of posturing bro culture
(I’m debating making this girl available as a sticker and a shirt.)
i made a yarn ball!
yey friends learning to crochet!
have y’all accepted polyamory as your lord and savior yet. i know some of you are still struggling over what pairing(s) you ship more. i’ve come bearing good news. you don’t have to do that
My friends at SheVibe found the last living neon green Mustang dildo under a shelf in their warehouse, so I’m giving it away — plus a Leaf vibe of your choice! Enter to win RIGHT HERE (US/Canada only). Reblogging is one entry method!
lol green dildo
All three of these guys are off to find their new homes! :D