We collaboratively knit and crochet a super long scarf in sections, then dismantle and donate to charity.
The First Annual Project Scarf was completed in Feb. 2012, and donated to People to People, in West Nyack, NY.
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The Knitty Gritty
Project Scarf is an inclusive, large scale, participatory, moving public art installation.
(Everyone can get in on the action and join in the fun.)
Public (that’s you, dear reader) are invited to knit (or crochet) a section of scarf, which will be seamed to the whole piece. You do NOT need to know how to knit to be involved…materials and knitting instruction will be provided on site. Offsite knitters/crocheters are also welcome to create and submit their own section. Names and location of all contributors will be credited and displayed with the piece. The process and development of the work will be documented in hard copy and online through photographs and text. After completed, the scarf will be dismantled and individual scarves will be donated to communities in need.
(Come and learn how to knit, meet some friends, follow our progress online, and do a good deed.)
Public spaces everywhere. As the scarf evolves, the work will become a free-form installation which will be visual as well as tactile. Viewers, even if they don’t knit, are welcome and encouraged to interact with the scarf. The piece will be readily transportable for display at multiple venues.
(Check it out…art in the park…have fun moving the scarf around and making cool shapes.)
anyone who wishes to contribute, regardless of prior knitting experience, age, gender, ability, ethnicity, religion, income, or sexual orientation.
(Yes, even YOU can do it, and you’ll love it.)
* To celebrate traditional handcrafts.
* To promote and teach the skill of knitting.
* To provoke thought, start conversations, and inspire imagination through participatory art.
* To build communities by joining the handwork of many into a single whole.
* To create a work of beauty with a purpose.
(Knitting is cool – everyone can learn – let’s do it together and spread the joy!)
(Betsy couldn’t stop if she wanted to…that’s how far gone she is.)
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