Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Kris has posted this courtesy of her co-worker, Devvy Leys who did the artwork. I think it's very clever and fairly self explanatory. To those of you who may have been unaware of the subtext remember this?
I was walking to work when I saw the guys busily painting this and I thought "that's a bold political statement for the Opera House to be making." I was also there when they were brought down to the Paddy Wagon waiting in Central Passage and was one of the few in that crowd that applauded their peaceful, but effective, protest.
So I think this WWKIP day has a message beside crafty pursuits;
"Make Knit not War". Thanks to Kris and Devvy for the poster.


Lynne said...

That's very clever artwork!

Have fun at WWKIP (I assume you're going) - I would have liked to have been there but we are off to Bellbrook for the weekend to see our friends' new house! I will be knitting in the car and over the weekend but with a population of 160 and the forecast of rain, I don't think there'll be much knitting in public!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Kate. Dyeing fabric is quite different from wool. I soak my fabric in the fixative, then lay it out and apply the dye directly and blend it with my (gloved) hands.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Aaargh! Going back through your profile, I see you're a Terry Pratchett fan too! I've read just about everything he's written and LOVE them!

gemma said...

Hi Kate,
I have linked to your site for WWKIP day, and borrowed your lovely artwork. Please let me know if you want me to take it down.

Lara said...

I met one of the guys who painted the No War protest - Kerry bought us for Christmas a No War snowdome that they sold to pay their court costs. A bit of Aussie history :)

Grandma Flea said...

So who's going to volunteer to teach little Johnny and Georgie to knit? (and Condoleesa)

We'd probably be arrested by ASIO and the CIA for daring to approach them with dangerous weapons - and then shipped out for re-education at one of the extraordinary rendition camps.

I love the artwork.