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Knit the Bridge Wins Mayor’s 2014 Public Art Award at GPAC’s Annual Meeting

Thanks to all of Knit the Bridge’s many participants and supporters! Here’s Amanda’s acceptance speech she gave at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’ annual meeting: Knit the Bridge was no ordinary public art project.   Beyond being the largest yarn bomb in the world ever, Knit the Bridge cultivated a sense of community and was about […]

With Panels Practically All Delivered, Railings and Tower Pieces Get a Second Life

It’s been over a month since Knit the Bridge came down.  My, how time flies!  We wanted to share with a quick update of how your lovingly hand-stitched panels and railings are enjoying life after the bridge. The panels had a quick turn around time and were laundered the Sunday and Monday after the installation […]

A Final Look at the Maps

As those of you who’ve been following the Knit the Bridge adventures know, we’ve had a goal of 100% participation from each and every Pittsburgh neighborhood and Allegheny County municipality… and, we got pretty darn close! We use the term “participation” broadly.  Part of the design of KtB included having many different ways that folks […]

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. […]

Un-Yarnbombing the Warhol Bridge

We finished the removal of Knit the Bridge in half the time thanks to our awesome participants.  All de-install shifts for tomorrow are canceled and the bridge will re-open tomorrow, earlier than expected. Thanks to every single person who contributed to this fabulous project.  You, the communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania should be extremely proud!  

Meet the KtB Team: Randy Pearson!

Meet Randy Pearson, our behind the scenes, database creator and expert for Knit the Bridge.  How did we manage to coordinate 1800+ individuals and keep track of their work and information?  Thanks to Randy Pearson and his hard work and expertise, we were able to manage and organize a huge amount of data and respect […]

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 […]

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 […]

Knit the Bridge is up!

The Knit the Bridge installation is up after a successful installation weekend.  We had tremendous turnout from our fabulous volunteers and completed the last railing around 9:40pm on Sunday August 11th. We will continue to post photos of the install weekend.  Please send us your photos so we can share them: knitthebridge@gmail.com. Over the next […]

Yarn Bombing FYI

Everyone in the ‘burg has probably noticed by now that the yarn bombing is underway! You can watch the installation process from the 6th or 9th Street Bridges: bring you binoculars! During installation, people won’t be allowed to go on the bridge, but it will reopen Monday, August 12th. Panel installation is ahead of schedule. […]