Category Behind the Scenes

Meet the KtB Team: David Troyer!

Meet David Troyer, another behind the scenes driver of Knit the Bridge.  Along with creating the KtB mobile app, David has been a critical cheerleader and supporter throughout the entire journey and has now bravely taken on mailing out indiegogo perks and t-shirt orders.  Thank you David for your hard work, calm attitude, and perseverance. […]

Timelapse of the Removal

Timelapse creator, Craig Mattie, not only put together these sweet videos, he also helped with the actual removal.  Enjoy!

Un-Yarnbombing the Warhol Bridge

We finished the removal of Knit the Bridge in half the time thanks to our awesome participants.  All de-install shifts for tomorrow are canceled and the bridge will re-open tomorrow, earlier than expected. Thanks to every single person who contributed to this fabulous project.  You, the communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania should be extremely proud!  

Meet the KtB Team: Martha Wasik!

You might not have seen Fiberarts Guild and KtB Team member Martha Wasik before, but you definitely know her work.  Martha is the graphic design talent behind Knit the Bridge’s print and graphic materials, which have played a critical role in communicating Knit the Bridge’s vision even before the first panels were stitched.  If there’s […]

Meet the KtB Team: Randy Pearson!

Meet Randy Pearson, our behind the scenes, database creator and expert for Knit the Bridge.  How did we manage to coordinate 1800+ individuals and keep track of their work and information?  Thanks to Randy Pearson and his hard work and expertise, we were able to manage and organize a huge amount of data and respect […]

Meet the KtB Team: Rich Fitzgerald

Knit the Bridge is a large-scale public art project.  Alongside all the makers, we worked closely with the Allegheny County Executive’s Office to ensure a safe, secure, and fabulous project.  Meet Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive and key team member of Knit the Bridge, without whom the project would not have been possible. 1. What […]

How We Finished Knitting the Bridge

(Guest Post by Christina Papp) I heard about Knit the Bridge last summer from my friend, Kitty Spangler. What a cool project! I wanted to get involved, but, as often happens, life got in the way. I finished my colorful panel in the nick of time. Then, just before the big installation weekend, my schedule […]

Video from our Installation Weekend

Some clips form our installation weekend… Seems so calm in retrospect… for more videos from Knit the Bridge check out: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENCg1UkUBvOLs7jRN015EQ

Community Documented Images of the Install

Knit the Bridge has been an awesome journey of collaboration.  Just as we’ve collaborated to put it up, so too are many different individuals and groups working on documenting the process.  Enjoy this collection of images from a variety of photographers and vantage points. Want to see more?  Check out recent media coverage: POP City […]

Knit the Bridge is up!

The Knit the Bridge installation is up after a successful installation weekend.  We had tremendous turnout from our fabulous volunteers and completed the last railing around 9:40pm on Sunday August 11th. We will continue to post photos of the install weekend.  Please send us your photos so we can share them: knitthebridge@gmail.com. Over the next […]