The most ambitious of national yarn events involved a year-long Knit-the-Bridge project in Pittsburgh to wrap the Andy Warhol bridge in miles of yarn. As conceived by Amanda Gross, a masters graduate of the Center for Justice and Peace-building at Eastern Mennonite University, knitting bonded over 1900 volunteers in this ambitious 2013 community public-art installation.
Knit-the-Bridge sponsored hundreds of knit-ins all over Allegheny County to “connect and bridge communities.” See http://knitthebridge.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/sprout-video-featuring-knit-the-bridge/.
Although Community Mennonite has yet to tackle the Fruitville Pike Bridge, they are playfully bridging communities with a network of their knitted prayers.
“Skeins of Artistry” runs through April 2014.
Call 392-7567 for week-day viewing.