Monthly Archives: August 2012

From the FI2013 Desk… Fiberart International 2013 Deadline Coming at Us like a Freight Train!

Fiberart International 2013 deadline coming at us like a freight train! Fiberartists around the world are pounding the coffee, hitting the Maalox, and steaming toward the August 31 deadline.  Ok, so maybe that’s just the FI team here in Pittsburgh.  Judging from the number of submissions we’ve already received, the artists themselves are in better […]

Behind the Scenes – So Far So Good, Lots to Work Out

We met with the keepers of the bridge and they’re excited about Knit the Bridge!  Now it’s a matter of confirming which bridge and forming a contract.  We have to figure out the legal, insurance, and permitting side of things, as well as estimate our installation costs. In the meantime, just keep knitting… and stay […]

Behind the Scenes – The Technical Team in Action + Registering to Vote

We are days away from our big meeting with the folks in charge of the bridges to help us figure out the permitting process, assess safety hazards, and determine the final scope of the project… But even though we’re just on the edge of the official process, I realize the community process that will literally […]

August 30th Community Leader Info Session

Our first info session for folks interested in taking Knit the Bridge out into their own communities…

Congrats to our Friends in Yukon!

Yarn Bomb Yukon just finished up with a large-scale yarn bombing of a historic plane.  Yarn Bomb Yukon has given Knit the Bridge technical support and and is an excellent project for us to look to and learn from! Fabulous job! Check out more photos at their website:

Behind the Scenes – The Process of a Great Work of Community Art

Great community artworks take time, planning, and oodles of fabulous enthusiastic folks working side-by-side up to their elbows in yarn and really big scarfs (just like you!).  Knit the Bridge has been extremely grateful and excited by everyone’s energy and hard work so early in the process! Behind every new and slightly experimental project of […]

Knit the Bridge at Meet n’ Make at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Join Knit the Bridge this Thursday (that’s tomorrow) at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse’s monthly Meet n’ Make! Bring your own project or come work on your bridge panel in the company of others! It’s also a fabulous place to find recycled acrylic yarn and knitting needles and crochet hooks for Knit the Bridge. Here’s […]

New and Easy Sign Up for Knit the Bridge!

A number of knitters and crocheters have gotten a head start on panel making, while others are still wondering how to get involved… So if you’ve been asking… How exactly do I get involved? Follow these simple steps to help with the Knit the Bridge vision: Sign Up on the sidebar at the right-hand side […]

Get a Head Start on Knit the Bridge and Work on a Public Art Installation…

Already started a panel?  Here’s a way to get a head start on Knit the Bridge and have your knit/crochet work seen around town this fall… UptownFAB (Fiber Arts Bombs) is looking to do a fiber installation of 70 light poles throughout Uptown Mt. Lebanon as part of Mt. Lebanon’s Plein Air and Art in […]

Yarn Bombing Fiber Installations from around the World

Check out these other examples of yarn bombing from around the world…