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The Fabric of
 Resistance
Political craft history and
 lessons for today’s craft
        movement
      Rayna Fahey
We live, dance, sleep, work,
     craft and play on
      Aboriginal Land
Industrial revolution
• Mass shift from handmade cottage
industries to machine based manufacturing
• End to mutual-aid bas...
Luddites
• Direct action movement
• Started with lace and hosiery
workers near Nottingham
• First attacks in 1811
• “Machi...
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  1. 1. The Fabric of Resistance Political craft history and lessons for today’s craft movement Rayna Fahey
  2. 2. We live, dance, sleep, work, craft and play on Aboriginal Land
  3. 3. Industrial revolution • Mass shift from handmade cottage industries to machine based manufacturing • End to mutual-aid based subsistence communities • Concept of work moved out of homes and farms and into centralised factories • Mass unemployment in fabric and textile based craft industries
  4. 4. Luddites • Direct action movement • Started with lace and hosiery workers near Nottingham • First attacks in 1811 • “Machine breaking” made a capital crime in 1812 • 17 men executed under this law • Countless men transported to Australia
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    Sep. 16, 2008

Presentation about radical craft history given to Revolution is Handmade public talk

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