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Knitting in the Museum

Afghanistan at the Asian Art Museum

Join our own Chris Motley and local members of afghans for Afghans for knitting, tea and conversation at the Asian Art Museum during the run of the special exhibition, Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul. Bring your knitting needles and wool yarn, and start (or finish) a project to send to Afghanistan. It all takes place at the Education Studios, from 1:30 – 4:30 pm, starting on the opening Sunday, October 26 and ongoing first Sundays November 2, December 7 and January 4.

afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that knits and crochets wool blankets, sweaters, vests, socks, mittens, and hats for the people of Afghanistan. The project started in response to the war that unfolded after 9/11. This follows a long-time American tradition of knitting for others at times of war and crisis. For more information about afghans for Afghans visit

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