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Fabulous Celebration

Thanks to everyone for coming out and celebrating our community effort!  We had a fabulous turnout – Over 3,000 fiber artists, friends, and fans came out for the Knit the Bridge community party. A big thanks to our sponsors for the Community Celebration – the Alcoa Foundation and the Cultural Trust!  Thanks for helping to […]

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 […]

Come on Down to the Festival!

  Nothing brings folks out of the woodwork like the Three Rivers Arts Festival.  A 10 day long festival of music, performance, arts and crafts, food, and hands-on activities, Knit the Bridge is delighted to be a part of it!     We’re there every day (June 7-16th) from noon-6pm and are located in the […]

June 1st Panel and Pieces Deadline

June 1st is the deadline for Panels and Partial Panels.  We have enough folks signed up, but now we need you to follow through and bring us your works of art.   You can drop off your knit and crochet items at any one of our Drop-Off Points.  Please remember to attach a label (you can […]

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 […]

Meet the KtB Team: Jenny Tabrum

Since the beginning (of Knit the Bridge) Jenny Tabrum has been an indispensible advisor on all things knit and crochet.  She knows the material structure like no one else and has been gently nudging KtB in the best possible yarn bombing direction as a core member of the technical team and KtB crew.  She’s also […]

June 1st Deadline for Panels

There are many rumors swirling around out there about when panels, parts, and railings are due.  Let’s clear up the confusion. We now have a June 1st deadline for panels, pieces, and railings. (For those of you who thought they were due in April, no worries – we’ll take them early!) Follow this step-by-step guide […]

Dyeing to Knit the Bridge

As we are firming up insurance estimates and calculating the number of cable ties we must purchase for the installation, Knit the Bridge has been busy brainstorming creative ways to cover our various costs. One fundraising strategy we’ve been working on involves launching an online crowd sourcing campaign.  Working with a fabulous group of Pittsburgh […]

KtB Artist in Residence at the Neighborhood Academy

Since this summer, Knit the Bridge has been on the move all around Pittsburgh and the region spreading the word and teaching folks the artsy way of knit and crochet. Last November and December Knit the Bridge lead artist, Amanda Gross was supported by the Arts in Education Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the […]