Crafting the Resistance 35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist Heather Marano, Lara Neel
Knit, sew, and craft your way to self-empowerment.

Are you a Nasty Woman ready to smash the patriarchy with a needle and thread? Proudly proclaim your feminism with your very own DIY Bleeding Heart T-shirt? Or stage a protest with the rest of the girls, wearing knitted Pussyhats?

Be part of the revolution by reclaiming the "domestic" arts of knitting, sewing, and more—to channel your feminist rage. With pictures, step-by-step instructions, bonus patterns, and tips for crafters of all skill levels from beginner to advanced, Crafting the Resistance is the book for women’s rights activists on a DIY path to self-determination.

Put your homemaking and protesting skills to the test with thirty-five girl-powered, easy-to-make, kickass projects such as:

"Snowflake" knitted wristers

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lace jabot
  • Clear vinyl protest tote bag to speed up security screenings
  • The Pussyhat as knitted hats, holiday ornaments, throw pillows, and cat beds
  • “Nasty Nag” zippered pouch
  • Well read bookmarks
  • And More!
  • Take politics into your own hands, literally, and craft your message out into the world. Including an essay and quotes on the history and importance of craftivism, Crafting the Resistance is the ultimate book for political crafters, DIY activists, empowered protestors, and any woman—or man—who is part of the resistance.

    TitleCrafting the Resistance
    Subtitle35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist
    AuthorHeather Marano, Lara Neel
    PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
    ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
    Published22 August 2017
    Dimensions7.00 x 9.25in.

    About the author

    Heather Marano is an anthropologist and archaeologist. She studies textiles in western and nonwestern cultures and teaches classes on knitting, spinning, gardening, and natural dyeing of fibers and fabrics. She blogs at and lives in Millbrae, California.

    Lara Neel sews, knits, and cares about freedom, democracy, women’s rights, indigenous rights, and LBGTQIA equality. She is the author of Sock Architecture and blogs at She lives in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

    "The projects in Crafting The Resistance are just like the book itself; inspiring, simple to comprehend, and immediate classics. The quotes that begin each section are compelling, as are the reading and listening recommendations that accompany each item. We are living in a singular time; these great projects allow us to fully personalize our 'revolution from within.’"
    —Annie Modesitt, author of Confessions of a Knitting Heretic

    "Heather Marano and Lara Neel have put together a timely and charming how-to book of simple projects with practical appeal to activists. Whether you decide to make a kit bag or a statement bandanna, you will be learning the basics of a craft you may never have tried before. . . . Make something for yourself, or get together with friends and Craft the Resistance."
    —June Hemmons Hiatt, author of The Principles of Knitting

    ISBNs: 9781510731387 978-1-5107-3138-7 Title: crafting the resistance category:CRA ISBNs: 9781510731394 978-1-5107-3139-4 Title: crafting the resistance category:CRA 
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