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Ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Already a knitter or crocheter and want to meet other yarn lovers? Looking for a way to have fun and reduce your stress? Join us for our new knitting and crochet group! New crafters can get help learning knitting or crochet, while advanced crafters can meet new people and share their knowledge.

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Creative Community Care Practices Workshops with ArtWorks

Explore a different art practice that promotes community care, accountability, and wellbeing each week with ArtWorks. This week we will create simple banners to inspire accountability, justice, and collective wellbeing using fabrics and craft materials. Participation in all three workshops in the series is encouraged, if possible, to support the development of communal care. Required materials: -- Mark making materials (pens, pencils, oil pastels, markers, paints, etc.) -- Surfaces to mark on (sturdy paper, poster board, cardboard, etc.) -- Materials or objects that can be recycled (e.g., old knick-knacks, silver-lined potato chip bags, any potentially recyclable objects or materials you find in your home or around your neighborhood) -- Adhesives -- Scissors Optional materials: -- String -- Wire -- Beads -- Ribbon -- Glitter -- Wood scraps for trophy base The mission of ArtWorks community studio is to foster understanding between people, despite social differences, through collective art making. Each session is facilitated by the School of the Art Institute's Art Therapy Department in partnership with CPL's Maker Lab. Accessibility Need captioning for this event? Please call (312)[masked]. Requests must be made at least 10 business days before the event.

Urban Yarns Meetup, Quarantine Style

Online event

Show off your quarantine crafts and hangout virtually! The event password will be messaged to attendees the day of the meetup. *Note: Knitting and crochet instruction will not be provided at virtual meetups.*

Fashion Beyond Borders with Hoda Katebi

Online event

Join us for a conversation with Hoda Katebi and Abigail Glaum-Lathbury about fashion, politics and human rights, presented as part of Slow Fashion Month. Hoda Katebi is a Chicago-based Iranian-American writer, organizer, and creative educator focused on the intersections of fashion, resistance gender and the state. She is the host of #BecauseWeveRead, a radical digital book club and discussion series with 20+ chapters globally; founding member of Blue Tin Production, an apparel manufacturing workers co-operative run by working class women of color; a national lead with Believers Bail Out, a bail fund using Zakat to bail Muslims from pretrial & immigration incarceration; and organizer with the No War Campaign. She is the author of the book Tehran Streetstyle, and her writing has appeared in publications including Newsweek, Washington Post, the Columbia Journalism Review. She will be interviewed by Abigail Glaum-Lathbury, Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. How to Attend: This event will take place live on CPL's YouTube channel. You'll be able to ask questions during the event as well! Can't make it to the live stream? We'll archive the video on YouTube to watch later as well. Accessibility Need captioning for this event? Please call (312)[masked]. Requests must be made at least 10 business days before the event. This event is part of the One Book, One Chicago 2020 season, exploring the theme "Beyond Borders" and the book Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. For more information visit www.onebookonechicago.org

Urban Yarns Meetup, Quarantine Style

Online event

Show off your quarantine crafts and hangout virtually! The event password will be messaged to attendees the day of the meetup. *Note: Knitting and crochet instruction will not be provided at virtual meetups.*

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Urban Yarns Meetup, Quarantine Style

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