Hønsestrikk, or hen knitting, is a type of narrative feminist knitting that emerged in Denmark during the 1970s. Knitters created sweaters using bright colors, unconventional techniques, and imagery with narratives about the person intending to wear it. Hønsestrikk is still executed by knitters today, incorporating contemporary political and social issues.
This CPH poster printed at the worker-owned and union-run Community Printers, Santa Cruz, CA.
This is #165 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.
Fiona Avocado is an artist and educator who is curious about print media, fiber arts, and personal narratives. She currently lives in Athens, OH.