Knit the Bridge

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 Pittsburgh.

We are currently in the process of getting permission from the bridge’s owners to do the installation in summer 2013.

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.

We are currently working with the keepers of the bridge and the Office of Public Art to ensure the full success and safety of this project moving forward.

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.

Yarn Bombing of a tree

For more examples of yarn bombings, see our post here.

One comment

  1. Kitty Spangler · · Reply

    Here we go, Amanda! Ya-HOO- – I’m learning to crochet so I can help (most effectively) with Knit the Bridge.

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