Author Archives: pennymat

What does this cost and who is helping?

It all began with Amanda our outreach coordinator for Fiberart International 2013 produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh.  Amanda had this idea to “yarn-bomb” the Warhol Bridge and Knit the Bridge was born.  As  our technical adviser Norman Beck says, “this is an industrial project”;  so it takes time to plan in order to ensure […]

What’s up with Bits-n-Pieces on Thursday Feb. 21st?

There are lots of ways to put a panel together.  You can begin and end a panel in one piece.   You can sew strips together or you can connect bits and pieces.  Where do these bits and pieces come from?  Many knit and crochet enthusiasts make a swatch to test the gauge before each […]

A Trip to the Renwick with Kitty to see Olek’s Installation

Olek, a 34-year-old Polish-born woman who lives in New York and the UK, has been completely covering objects and people with crochet since 2003.  This woman is so prolific we may even call her obsessive;  not a bad thing; she certainly caught my eye! My friend, Jenny T., and I took the overnight Megabus to […]

Community Leaders Meeting Update

Another great meeting ideas were flowing on Saturday November 10th.  We welcomed two new leaders Kathy and Em.  Kathy learned about us at the Shaler library she’s a pro at teaching knitting and is very interested in helping to get our elder community involved.  Em an avid knitter and now crocheter is helping Marissa get […]

KtB on the road to cosymakes open studio

KtB was invited last Friday to sit and stitch with Cosy and friends at Cosy’s new studio in Sq. Hill.  We had a lovely evening chatting with Rachel, Alisa, Suzanne and Cosy.  We sat and stitched and ogled Cosy’s gorgeous yarn while sharing tips about how to work with acrylic, make the magic loop and what’s […]

A Fair in the Park

      Our KTB team, Kitty, Jenny and Jen spent the week-end at A Fair in the Park. They claimed a space under a beautiful old tree spread out a blanket and unpacked the goodies. Prepared with all manner of      things knit and crochet they hung out and stitched. As they made good progress on their […]

What is the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh?

KTB is brought to you by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh (FGP) via Fiberart International 2013 clear as mud, eh?  KTB is an outreach project for Fiberart International 2013. The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh is an awesome group of fiber enthusiasts who make all manner of things from wearables to art for show. Here is […]

Updated Panel Info

Here at KTB we are all about panels.  During our first meeting of community leaders we shared methods of stitch and construction.  We brainstormed best methods for everything knit and crochet .  As the KTB team continues to refine information about panel making Martha created a diagram to help us think about construction. If you […]

Community Leader Kick-off Meeting

We had our first community leader meeting what a great evening getting to know one another and sharing ideas about how to get the word out about Knit the Bridge.  The most pressing need identified by all was written information about the project and how to make a panel.  Kitty and Jenny our technical advisors were […]