A Beginner-Friendly Crafting Circle for World Wide Knit in Public Day

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2pm-5pm

WHERE: The Chicago Fair Trade Museum, 4704 N Broadway

Led by fiber arts expert Kristine Brandel, all are welcome to join our friendly knitting and crochet circle at the Chicago Fair Trade Museum in honor of World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Beginners and seasoned crafters are welcome to drop in from 2pm-5pm to unwind, connect, and explore the joys of handcrafting while sipping on fair trade coffee and tea.

You are welcome to bring along your own materials, or to use the knitting needles/crochet hooks and yarn provided at the museum: we just ask for a $10 donation if you’d like to take them home afterwards!

Kristine will help you learn new skills, hone what you already know, and explore new techniques. Share tips, swap stories, and make new friends in a welcoming and supportive environment!

PLEASE NOTE: The circle is FREE to join, or $10 to take home materials (fair trade knitting needles or crochet hooks and fair trade yarn).

What is World Wide Knit in Public Day? World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you. Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.

Did you know? Crafting isn’t just a fun hobby that’s great for your mental health – it can also have a positive impact on global communities, too! Making your own clothes and accessories is a great way to be more mindful of what’s in your closet and fight against the wastefulness and poor labor practices associated with the fast fashion industry. Traditional handcrafting techniques are also integral to the cultural identity of communities around the world, and contribute to the overall richness of global heritage.

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Jun 08 2024


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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