Knit the Bridge is a textile enthusiasts dream! Knit the Bridge is an awesome project that is working towards yarnbombing one of Pittsburgh’s infamous bridges (WOW!).
From the Knit the Bridge website:
What is Knit the Bridge, Pittsburgh?
Knit the Bridge is a vision for a grassroots, community-led arts project that would bring the many diverse communities of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania together to create a large-scale, aesthetically stunning, fiberarts installation on a bridge in downtown Pittsburgh.
In conjunction with Fiberart International 2013, the intention of Knit the Bridge is to celebrate the history of Pittsburgh as a city of bridges and steel as well as celebrate the region’s thriving, contemporary arts scene. As accessible craft forms, these community-engaged fiberart traditions will knit together strong, healthy, creative communities.
What is Yarn Bombing?
Coming out of the street art and contemporary craft movements, yarn bombing is a fun, bright,
beautiful way to celebrate public space. Unlike graffiti, yarn bombing can be done without any
damage to historic structures and is temporary and easily removable.
At my Open House this Saturday I will have some work-in-progress panels ready for attendees to work on. (for those who know how to knit and crochet). If you want to really get your Knit On there is an official Knit-Ins throughout the city and Allegheny County. Check their site for the schedule.