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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 […]

Still accepting donations!

We are celebrating the success of our Indiegogo campaign: we were able to raise $20,727 of our $35,000 goal! Thank you to everyone for your contributions. Even though the campaign is over, Knit the Bridge is still accepting donations. To donate, you can visit our website and simply click the yellow “Donate” button on the […]

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 […]

Indiegogo Campaign Closed – Donate Directly Instead

Knit the Bridge’s Indiegogo Campaign is now closed, but we are still accepting donations via our website (click the “donate” button on the right-hand sidebar). We are also accepting check or cash donations mailed to: Knit the Bridge Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh PO Box 5478 Pittsburgh, PA, 15206 Thank you for your ongoing support!

What does this cost and who is helping?

It all began with Amanda our outreach coordinator for Fiberart International 2013 produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh.  Amanda had this idea to “yarn-bomb” the Warhol Bridge and Knit the Bridge was born.  As  our technical adviser Norman Beck says, “this is an industrial project”;  so it takes time to plan in order to ensure […]

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 […]

Kids Help Stitch the Bridge

With 586 Community-made blanket-like panels, we are close to approaching our 600 Panel Goal. Some brave folks took on a whole panel. This was no small feat.  Panels measure 34″ × 72″ in size – think single bed cover or over the sofa throw. Other clever folks teamed up with a friend or family member. […]

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 […]