Tag Archives: KTB team

The Spinning (Paper) Plates Awards. And the Winners Are…

Knit the Bridge was the result of thousands of people’s hard work, but there were a handful of folks who showed up practically every day and put in tremendous energy, making KtB a part – full time volunteer job. We thought it’d be appropriate to give out Spinning Plate Awards (named after our dear summer […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Support Knit the Bridge

Knit the Bridge has officially launched our indiegogo campaign…  and folks are wondering what in the world that is… Indiegogo is an online fundraising campaign (you may be familiar with Kickstarter) that uses a fundraising strategy called crowd sourcing.  It’s a way for us to raise funds just like we’ve created Knit the Bridge.  Everyone […]

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 […]