“We’re Rock and We’re Knit”

Even though I’m not entirely sure what is going on, words cannot fully express how much I love this video. Dudes, yarn, rock. Basically all you need, no? Just kidding. You also need coffee. But anyway, I like that this video shows Indonesian men crafting and enjoying the heck out of it. Bonus points for their t-shirts that say “The Man Who Knit.” Brilliant!

Want more craft from Indonesia?

Tobucilhandmade.blogspot.com is a great place to start. They can be followed on Twitter here.

A little bit about Indonesia & craftivism: More than a year ago, I got an email from a PhD student asking if I knew anyone in Bandung, as they were working on some sort of library/community center. While I’m not sure it’s totally true, but when he wrote, “I thought it would be neat to know that you are inspiring young people in Indonesia,” I was gobsmacked. He was referencing an interview with Tarlen Handayani, which if you read Malay, you can read here. The center he was referring to was Tobucil & Klabs, which is the website listed above and where the video is from! Small world!

The blog has put together a lovely list of international crafty links here but it’s a shame there isn’t more craftiness online from places like Indonesia. Or is it that I just haven’t found them yet?

*Although, I will say that the book Yarn Bombing exposed me to so much international knitting groups. More to come on that soon.*

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6 Responses to “We’re Rock and We’re Knit”

  1. Jared November 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    awesome link! it’s really fun to see international crafting, especially from guys. there are bonus points for that.

  2. Camilla November 5, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    I’ve sent this to my friend who is married to an Indonesian man- maybe he can offer some translations and more links…

  3. Tarlen Handayani November 11, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    WOW… Thank you so much you put this video on your site and made a reviewed. I read your thesis about craftivism it’s really inspired me and Tobucil & Klabs really appreciate your concept about craft + art + activism. That’s why we start tobucil’s handmade blog and start to make list Indonesian crafters, spread it out the spirit also. Right now, we focus on Indonesian audiences so that’s why we wrote in Indonesian (not malay it’s different language). We hope that google translate can be helpful for visitor from outside Indonesia. We hope that we can make networking with international crafters to share knowledge and experiences. Thank You.

  4. Theman whoknit November 12, 2009 at 4:16 am #

    Thx dude…this is an officialy comment fromn us :
    “You are Rock dude, let’s go cast on…..”
    this our motto : jangan takut nyangkut

    cheers \m/
    The Man Who Knit


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