Celebrate International Yarnbombing Day 2012 with Knitta!
In celebration of the second annual International Yarnbombing Day, Knitta presents a photo competition to promote knit graffiti and showcase the work of the yarn bombing community around the globe.
Submit your project to an international photo competition juried by artists, curators & influences for a chance to win a spot on the install crew of Knitta’s next assignment.
When: Saturday June 9th – Monday July 9th, 2012
What: a photo of your OWN installation with artist/date/location info
Where: post your photo submission to the wall of the Facebook event
Grand Prize – An all-paid opportunity to join Knitta on an upcoming installation (location TBA)
Second Prize – a crocheted Day of the Dead Skull, by Knitta
Honorable Mentions – iPhone case, designed by Knitta; yarn for your next project
Winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:
25% Transformation of Urban Landscape
Winners to be announced by July 31, 2012.
oh how time flies…..
I know there are several current projects to share, but I think I need to have a proper post about the Insight collaboration I did that included dreamy installations in Bali and a super rad collection of board shorts and tees. Although it’s been over a year since I was in Bali, the collection is now available…..so I’m convincing myself that this long overdue post is actually perfectly timed! ….yes yessss.
here’s a look at some of it…..tell me what you think. I provided all the men in my family with swim wear that almost makes you believe they know how to ride the wave….almost.
If I find the keys to a nice fuel efficient car outside my door, I may implode from all the goodness happening this month. Check out my favorite article of the year by Rachel Silverman. I love good writers.
And we finally get to talk about the GAP! Not sure where these are being used, but in some part of the world, you can see children swinging on knitted tires. LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE SEEN THEM!
and that is snow in AUGUST….Gap can make that happen…
AND the day after Christmas, I get to make all my poor loved ones get into party mode with full stomachs and celebrate my birthday. sorry in advance, family.
I couldn’t believe there is a car that looks like an El Camino that is still available to buy. They are everywhere…..and I think I kinda like them!
and lived off of this combination. Thank you Shirt Bar for being our kitchen and making delicious coffee.
We met wonderfully nice people like this woman who took the necklace off her neck and gave it to me.
And this handsome man, Mark, who owns an amazing men’s clothing shop called Son of a Master Tailor, which I think has to be the best shop name ever..we all hit it off and ended up going to his birthday party that night. If it weren’t for him and…
these guys we would not have had nearly as much fun.
and finally here is the finished piece…
Thanks Amanda and Justine for making this happen.
finally thank you, somebody….
I rarely post articles about me (or at least I like to tell myself I don’t) , but I really like this article by inhabitat NYC, because of all the install photos. You can see what it took to make this happen. I could not have done it with out my hard working team. They also happened to all be super good looking…not sure how that came about, but I certainly wasn’t complaining. So thank you Tony Tuzzolino, Alex Howell, Nina Zacek, Marcos Torino, Ann Medhurst, Timmy Wood, Elizabeth Trieu, Catherine Cieslewicz, Liz Bucholtz.
And of course the two lovely Karen McClellan and Catherine Smith
And BIG thanks to Patricia, Luzmarie, and Guadalupe for the Herculean effort to knit over 300 different pieces.
Here are a few pics from the article… I know it is dated but still happy somebody wrote about it…..This was on the top of my list this year for favorite projects.