‘Craft Activists’ Knit Women’s Rights Into Every Stitch

Genevieve Day, center, co-owner of JP Knit & Stitch, participates in the weekly Stitch Night at her Hyde Square business on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

Jane Helms

Genevieve Day, center, co-owner of JP Knit & Stitch, participates in the weekly Stitch Night at her Hyde Square business on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

Every Friday night is community stitch night at JP Knit & Stitch, and this month’s gatherings have been dedicated to the Pussy Hat Project to support the Women’s Marches on Saturday.

Knitters make hats and donate them with a note about the issues that concern them most. Some knitters created four or five hats. Hundreds of people have come into the store to pick up hats for the March in Boston. People offered to buy the hats, but they weren’t for sale.

“This is craft activism, “ said co-owner Genevieve Day. “We embraced the project early and fully committed to it.”

Friday’s stitch night brought more than 20 crafters to the Hyde Square store. JP Knit & Stitch recently opened a second location at Boston Public Market.

Day is bringing any extra hats to Saturday’s March on Boston Common.