Recap: Craftivism for Pussy Riot

I think it’s safe to say every girl in Montreal was outraged when they learned the russian government condemned to prison members from a music band for an anti-Putin performance in a church, and that you’ve probably heard about the case already.

Yarnbombers have done quite a lot to raise awareness and support the Pussy Riot.

In early August, Maille à Part discussed the issue during some of their Maille à Parc (weekly stitch ‘n’ bitch in Lafontaine park) and decided to make balaclavas and protest in front of the Russian Consulate of Montreal. They also made a huge turquoise balaclava for Anarchopanda, a famous student strike character. Read an article from Le Devoir newspaper here. Watch the video of the protest here.

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Les Ville-laines did a remake of the punk prayer in a Montreal church:

Capitaine Crochet ZOLA installed a yarnbomb on St-Denis street in September:

Early December 2012, Tricot Pour la Paix/Knit for Peace organised with Amnesty International a knit-in of balaclavas to send to the two girls in prison, and the participants which included Pandora Hobby and girls from Les Ville-Laines installed a collective yarnbomb after the event:

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