Knitting Pittsburgh Communities Together, One Bridge at a Time
What is Knit the Bridge, Pittsburgh?
Knit the Bridge is a vision for a grassroots, community-led arts project that will bring the many diverse communities of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania together to create a large-scale, aesthetically stunning, fiberarts installation on a bridge in Pittsburgh.
In conjunction with Fiberart International 2013, the intention of Knit the Bridge is to celebrate the history of Pittsburgh as a city of bridges and steel as well as the region’s thriving, contemporary arts scene. As accessible craft forms, these community-engaged fiberart traditions will knit together strong, healthy, creative communities.
We are currently working with the keepers of the bridge and the Office of Public Art to get permission to install and ensure the full success and safety of this project moving forward.
What is Yarn Bombing?
Coming out of the street art and contemporary craft movements, yarn bombing is a fun, bright, beautiful way to celebrate public space. Unlike graffiti, yarn bombing can be done without any damage to historic structures and is temporary and easily removable.