Author Archives: michelledickson

Yarn Bombing FYI

Everyone in the ‘burg has probably noticed by now that the yarn bombing is underway! You can watch the installation process from the 6th or 9th Street Bridges: bring you binoculars! During installation, people won’t be allowed to go on the bridge, but it will reopen Monday, August 12th. Panel installation is ahead of schedule. […]

Almost Time For Installation!

The weekend we have been preparing months and months for is finally here: installation! With help from all our awesome volunteers, we will be yarn-bombing the Andy Warhol Bridge this Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th. We will be giving away these water bottles to all our volunteers to help keep them hydrated throughout […]

Team Cranberry Squared

This post is from one of our awesome community leaders, Team Cranberry Squared! Team Cranberry Squared  is proud to represent Cranberry Township, PA in Butler County for Knit the Bridge.   We are a team of 50 Cranberry Residents, in partnership with Cranberry Township  Girl Scouts and our Cranberry Public Library. Our team was headed by […]

Meet the KtB Team: Donnie Pomeroy

Meet Donnie Pomeroy, key team member for Knit the Bridge. All along the way, Donnie’s been cheering for KtB and working behind the scenes to help pull off this ambitious project.  Along with advising on political strategy and fundraising, Donnie is the reason KtB has been able to occupy Spinning Plate, our community workspace.  As […]

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 […]

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 […]