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Installation Time! (August 10th and 11th)

Are you ready to make history? Because we are.  Knit the Bridge is getting ready for the Installation, Monitoring, and Removal of this historic piece of artwork and we need you to help put it up, keep it safe, and bring it down. While the upper installation will be done by professional riggers, the ground […]

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 […]

82% of Allegheny County!

Knit the Bridge is an ambitious project – in many ways. Not only will it be the largest yarnbomb in the United States, EVER… with thousands of participants, but it also aims to accurately represent the people of Southwestern Pennsylvania. One way that we’re measuring this participation is through mapping neighborhoods, townships and boroughs, Southwestern […]

“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 […]

Meet the KtB Team: Marisa!

Marisa Pancheri moved to Pittsburgh over a year ago not knowing many people in her new town.  She joined Knit the Bridge and instantly gained a couple hundred new friends.  Since then Marisa has been a very important part of KtB.  Her Chiropractic office is currently housing the majority of our panels and is a […]

Meet the KtB Team: Kirsten Ervin!

Kirsten Ervin taught Knit the Bridge’s lead artist a lot of what she knows, so it’s only fitting that Kirsten would play a key role at Knit the Bridge as our Accessibility Coordinator.  As an Accessible Art Instructor and Consultant, Kirsten has experience thinking, designing, and advocating for inclusion and accessibility.  Learn more about Kirsten […]

Meet the KtB Team: Norman Beck!

Introducing Norman Beck, Technical Advisor for the Upper Level Installation!  While you might not have seen Norman knitting for the bridge, he has played a crucial role working behind the scenes with riggers, engineers, public works, and machine knitters. Often, you can find Norman at Knit the Bridge functions spreading the word and using the […]

KtB at GA/GI Tomorrow Night!

Looking for something to do tomorrow?  Want to enjoy nice spring weather (finally) and celebrate arts, sustainability, and innovation? Then join Knit the Bridge for GA/GI tomorrow 6-9pm at 5110 Penn Ave.  Come knit, crochet, or learn how.  We’ll be there to answer questions, receive your completed panels, and confirm that you’re signed up for […]