Category From the Desk of FI2013

Fiberart International 2016 – Call for Flowers

Knit the Bridge was the outreach project of Fiberart International 2013.  So what’s the plan for Fiberart International 2016’s outreach??? Pop des Fleurs! (join the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh as we embark on our next community public art adventure!) CALL FOR FLOWERS! We’re delighted to announce it’s time to start work on Pop des Fleurs, […]

Going, going, almost gone! Fiberart International 2013 closes Sunday 8/18

Of course it’s on your summer bucket list.  But if you’ve been super busy with the Bridge, maybe you haven’t had time to take in the fabulous fiber show that gave birth to Knit the Bridge. You might be especially interested in Carol Milne’s personality-plus knitted glass socks… Sandra Jane Heard’s steel tape measure sculptures […]

Meet the KtB Team: Ron Hartman!

If you’ve struggled to follow the behind the scenes business of insurance, permitting, contracting, and indemnification (what’s “indemnification?”) for Knit the Bridge, you’re not alone.  At KtB, we’ve been learning as we go.  And – thanks mainly to the expert guidance and advice of Ron Hartman – we have navigated the complicated waters. Ron Hartman […]

Fiberart International Gets New Look

  Hi Folks! Most of you know that Knit the Bridge is the outreach of Fiberart International 2013 – which is up and on view right now! Also FI has a new look. Check out the new fabulous website, tour the exhibition, and learn more about the show!

It’s Been a Big Week!

Folks! Great things are happening with Knit the Bridge and the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh this week: Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts officially entered into an agreement with Knit the Bridge making them our partners for moving this fabulous project forward! And you can thank PF/PCA tonight at the grand opening of Fiberart International […]

International Fiberart Forum

Knit the Bridge is the outreach project for Fiberart International 2013. Join us for the International Fiberart Forum on April 20, 2013 from 8:30am-3pm.  The Forum is a chance to meet the artists, view the work, and discuss contemporary fiber art with artists and other enthusiasts!  To register, call Leslie Calhoun, 724-863-8630 Artists from Japan, […]

From the FI2013 Desk… New voices, new visions

FIBERART INTERNATIONAL 2013, the 21st juried exhibition of the best in contemporary fiber art, will be in Pittsburgh April 19 through August 18, 2013 at two locations – Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft. Produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, inc., the triennial exhibition features 81 works, 24 of […]

Fiber Flags – A Sister Project of KtB through FI2013

Fiberart International is quickly approaching! Don’t miss Knit the Bridge’s sister outreach program, Fiber Flags – another exciting way to celebrate fiber art and connect with Pittsburgh’s own internationally renowned fiber art exhibition. Read more: Will you make a flag for the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh Fiberart International 2013: Flag Chain? a.) Example of […]

From the FI2013 Desk…

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes of a jurying process…?  FI2013 co-director Jay van Wagenen shares more about this years jurying process for Fiberart International 2013. From the desk of FI2013 Here come the jurors! It’s been a frenzied couple of weeks here at Fiberart International central as last-minute entries (that would be about […]

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 […]