Category Meet the KtB Team!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IBEW Local 5

How do we get 600 handmade panels, 600 railings, 116,688 square feet of hand knit, crochet, and woven materials, 3,000 linear feet of machine knit material, on to 900 yards of construction fencing and up, over, and around the bridge? *** With 19,000 cable ties of course! And who knows cable ties better than the […]

Kids Help Stitch the Bridge

With 586 Community-made blanket-like panels, we are close to approaching our 600 Panel Goal. Some brave folks took on a whole panel. This was no small feat.  Panels measure 34″ × 72″ in size – think single bed cover or over the sofa throw. Other clever folks teamed up with a friend or family member. […]

Westmoreland County Knits the Bridge

Community Leader and guest blogger Amy Rustic talks about Westmoreland involvement from the Greensburg area.  From the start Knit the Bridge has had great support from stitchers in every Southwestern Pennsylvanian county.  Amy’s group formed in the Greensburg area and were responsible for at least (and this could be a total underestimation) 20 panels and […]

Meet the KtB Team: Venise!

What is that noise coming from Spinning Plate?  It’s the knitting machines of course! Making panels for the towers.  And Venise St.Pierre is the woman – she is our knitting machine guru and has the skills to prove it.  Meet Venise… better yet, come on by Spinning Plate and really meet Venise… or just read […]

“The Plate”

Knit the Bridge is now in one spot (that is until it’s on the bridge)! We’re excited to announce our new location at Spinning Plate, 5720 Friendship Ave, Pittsburgh, 15206 (entrance on Baum). Our Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5;  Sat& Sun noon-5; Tues & Thurs 9-9 We would love for you to stop on by.  In fact, […]

Meet the KtB Team: Laura!

While some KtB Team members are quite visible, others tend to be more behind the scenes.  Meet Laura Tabakman, fiber artist and Knit the Bridge treasurer.  Laura keeps us on task and is a whiz with a spreadsheet.  Read more about her here: 1.What is your History with Pittsburgh? I moved to Pittsburgh 15 years […]