This weekend, Welcome Blanket will be at Politicon, an event the Huffington Post dubbed “The Coachella of Politics.”Although we aren’t exactly sure what that means, we do know the organizers have put together a lineup of panels, discussions, podcasts, contributors and exhibitors that span the political spectrum.
Welcome Blanket is about bringing people together. Joining the conversation at Politicon allows us to introduce craftivism in general and Welcome Blanket specifically to a new audience.
Over the course of the weekend, we are going to be knitting a Politicon Welcome Blanket. People can come together, learn to knit, teach, converse and be. We are hoping to include as many people as possible. If you are at the convention, please stop by!
Some of the feedback we received when we announced that we would be at Politicon was, “I wish there were something like this near me!” There may be!
Check out GATHERINGS and LOCATIONS pages for knit-alongs. If you are looking for a group and cannot find one, start your own! If you hear of an event that could use some craftivism representation, let’s talk!
If you aren’t able to join us in person, join us in spirit and work on a Welcome Blanket this weekend. Join in on your own, or in a group.
A huge thank you to Kat Coyle, Ingrid Wilcox, and Makiko Ushiyama for making our participation a reality.