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Knit Democracy Together

Knitting Circle with Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

Do you miss gathering with friends at the coffee shop or bar and talking about current events? Then this is the event for you!

Knit Democracy Together is a modern take on historical knitting circles like those that supported the abolitionist and suffragist movements. Artist and former election lawyer Eve Jacobs-Carnahan started this project to help people envision a positive model of democracy.

During this knitting circle, we’ll talk about voting: methods of voting, counting votes, and the impact of district design. You’ll deepen your knowledge and gain confidence to respond to misinformation.

While discussing these issues, you can knit or crochet pieces of the state capitol sculpture. Eve will share some history of activist knitting and show the progress of the three-foot tall capitol sculpture.

$15/Member, $20/Not-Yet-Member
Fee includes a packet of yarn and instructions
Purchase tickets by March 12th to have materials mailed to you or by March 18th if picking up materials at the Museum.


About the Presenter:

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan makes knitted sculpture that starts conversations.

Knit Democracy Together is informed by her experience as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont where she handled election finance cases. Eve’s artwork appears in Lela Nargi’s survey of knitted art, Astounding Knits! 101 Spectacular Knitted Creations and Daring Feats. She is a 2020 recipient of a Public Art Learning Fund grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts. Eve holds a B.A. with honors in History from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont.