Tag Archives: public art

Fiberart International 2016 – Call for Flowers

Knit the Bridge was the outreach project of Fiberart International 2013.  So what’s the plan for Fiberart International 2016’s outreach??? Pop des Fleurs! (join the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh as we embark on our next community public art adventure!) CALL FOR FLOWERS! We’re delighted to announce it’s time to start work on Pop des Fleurs, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrate with us on August 25th!

August is here, which means not only is the installation coming up, but also our Knit the Bridge Party! Want to help out? We can use volunteers to help with face painting, screen printing, bubble making, and other fun activities! Email us at knitthebridge@gmail.com and use the subject ART PARTY. So mark your calenders for […]

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 […]

IBEW Local 5

How do we get 600 handmade panels, 600 railings, 116,688 square feet of hand knit, crochet, and woven materials, 3,000 linear feet of machine knit material, on to 900 yards of construction fencing and up, over, and around the bridge? *** With 19,000 cable ties of course! And who knows cable ties better than the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]