Workshop: Knit Democracy Together

November 6, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Artist and former election lawyer Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will lead a maker circle in which participants will knit, crochet, or make finger cord to contribute to a three-foot-tall knitted sculpture of the Vermont State House. The materials produced will become part of the lawns, garden, and plaza surrounding the State House sculpture. The process and the final product will serve as a symbolic representation of participatory government.

During the maker circle, Jacobs-Carnahan will talk about innovative ways to finance election campaigns. Participants will hear how cities and states are reducing candidate reliance on private campaign money and learn how these measures reconnect elected officials with their constituents to make government more accountable.

Participate in person at the Museum 4-5:30 p.m. or remotely on Zoom 4:30-5:30 p.m. Register to receive instructions and a materials list. This event is for anyone who likes yarn and democracy; no knitting skills are required.

ADMISSION: Free
Space is limited. Registration required.