Knitting Nannas Against Gas was established in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia, in June 2012, in response to a growing awareness of the exploration for unconventionally mined gas in our prime agricultural land. We have an extensive national and international membership, maintaining connections via our web site, Facebook,Twitter and good old catch-ups.
KNAG draws on a broad history of knitting used as a tool for non-violent political activism. We view our knitting skills as less important than the act of bearing witness while we knit. We usually knit in yellow and black to identify with ‘Lock the Gate’ triangles that are mounted at the entrance to many properties. Our knitting choices range between functional items for sale such as beanies, tea cosies and toys, to more symbolic objects. These include triangles in many sizes that echo 'Lock the Gate' versions, long lengths of knitting which are thrown across gates and roads in imminent danger of invasion by drill rigs, cushions for protectors who may be uncomfortably immobilized for long periods of time when ‘locked on’ and chainsleeves to prevent lock-on blisters.