Tag Archives: pittsburgh community art

Railing Redux – Take Two!

The railing re-purposing action continues at Knit the Bridge. Close to 100 railings-turned scarves were delivered to the Allegheny YMCA before Thanksgiving. Blanket kits were assembled and then distributed (we have a couple left).  Students at the Environmental Charter School are using the kits to make 20-30 more blankets for donation.  Animal enthusiasts have converted […]

Sprout Video Featuring Knit the Bridge

We’re so excited about this short video all about Knit the Bridge – created by Annette Sandberg (of KtB Time-lapse video fame) and sponsored by Sprout!   Check it out:

Railing Redux – We Need You!

Twice in the past month KtB folks met to sort the railing covers in Michelle’s basement. We de-tangled. We measured. We sorted. We re-bagged. There are 900 of these squeaky clean gems! Now that they’re sorted, we’re wondering what to do with all these things… That’s where you come in! We’re looking for folks to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the KtB Team: Rich Fitzgerald

Knit the Bridge is a large-scale public art project.  Alongside all the makers, we worked closely with the Allegheny County Executive’s Office to ensure a safe, secure, and fabulous project.  Meet Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive and key team member of Knit the Bridge, without whom the project would not have been possible. 1. What […]

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 […]

Community Documented Images of the Install

Knit the Bridge has been an awesome journey of collaboration.  Just as we’ve collaborated to put it up, so too are many different individuals and groups working on documenting the process.  Enjoy this collection of images from a variety of photographers and vantage points. Want to see more?  Check out recent media coverage: POP City […]

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 […]

Washington Countians Support Knit the Bridge!

We are 48 strong, hailing from Burgettstown, Canonsburg, Cecil, Finleyville, Hanover, Houston, Monongahela, McMurray, Peters, Roscoe, South Strabane, and Washington.  We don’t all know each other, but we have a common purpose—transforming the Warhol Bridge with awesome fiber art!  Some of us are pre-existing knitting and crochet groups, some are KtB splinter groups, and others […]