Monthly Archives: July 2013

Perks Available For Pickup

Anxious to pick up your perks from our Indiegogo campaign? Some are available now to claim at The Spinning Plate! The perks we have here include “The Bridges of Pittsburgh” book, patches, skeins, and tattoos. If your contribution earned you any of these perks, feel free to stop by and pick them up! While you […]

Last call for railings: Due tomorrow July 31st!

Tomorrow is our deadline for the black railings and we still need as many as we can get! These will be used to border our panels on the bridge. Remember these requirements when making your railings: Black acrylic yarn only Double crochet, stockinette or garter knit Either 9″ x 105″ or 15″ x 80″ You can then […]

Meet the KtB Team: Cindy Carroll

Cindy Carroll has been one of our most reliable KtB volunteers.  Earlier this year she took on the task of co-leading our bits & pieces assembly team, meeting every other Thursday evening to piece those bits into full sized panels. Recently she’s taken on the thankless task of making railings on the bulky machine.  Her […]

Training sessions this Saturday and Sunday!

The first Knit the Bridge installation training was a success. We were expecting 40 and had 60 attendees! We learned a lot and hope our volunteers did too. We’re looking forward to this Saturday’s (11 a.m.) and Sunday’s (1 p.m. ) trainings. Fiberarts Guild Vice President, Sherri Roberts had this to say about her experience: […]

Come on in, the Plate’s fine!

Volunteer with us as we get closer and closer to installation time! There are plenty of tasks for knitters and non-knitters to complete. Some things to help with are whipstitching the panels to help them lay flat, attaching zip/cable ties, and tagging, shown in this video! Other tasks we need help with include organizing panels […]

Meet the KTB Team: Mary Towner

Meet Fiberarts Guild member and key Knit the Bridge team member, Mary Towner.  Mary has been instrumental in moving KtB forward through her positive energy, creative ideas, and regional connections. Learn more about Knit the Bridge behind the scenes team member here. 1.What is your History with Pittsburgh? I moved here 11 years ago knowing […]

Come Volunteer With Us!

We have lots of work available for stitchers and nonstitchers at our workshop! Come by for as long as you’d like… and the more the merrier! We are located at The Spinning Plate 5720 Friendship Ave, Pittsburgh, 15206 Our hours are: M-W-F 9:00 – 5:00 T-Th 9:00-9:00 S-Su 12:00-5:00 Anyone is welcome. We have tons […]

Save the Date For Our Bridge Celebration!

We will be having a celebration on the Warhol bridge on Sunday, August 25 from 3-7pm! This Community Celebration is the perfect opportunity to get together with everyone who made Knit the Bridge possible: all the artists and people that have knitted, crocheted, and volunteered over the past year! The party will be a chance […]

Reminder: Community Leader’s Meeting tomorrow!

This is just a reminder that we will be having another Community Leader’s meeting tomorrow! The meeting is from 3-5pm at the Spinning Plate. These meetings are a way to organize information, ideas, and share community contacts. Anyone can attend, especially if you are available for a high level of commitment with the project! More […]

Don’t forget: Installation training days are coming up!

Volunteering to help install or remove panels and railings? Mark your calenders because training sessions start in less than one week! An hour-long training session is mandatory if you are volunteering for installation or removal.  You only need to attend one and there are four different dates that you can choose from: Thursday July 25th […]