Fiberart Guilds of Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm en Now Open to the Public, Knit the Bridge Attracts Admirers http://wesa.fm/post/now-open-public-knit-bridge-attracts-admirers <p>Dennis and Marilyn Funtal inched their way along the Andy Warhol Bridge Monday morning, stopping with every step to admire the 580 hand-stitched afghan panels that currently envelop the structure.</p><p>“Quite unusual,” Dennis Funtal said, “just like the City of Pittsburgh’s always been — unusual.”</p><p>The retired Brookline couple made a point to venture downtown Monday to see what's been called the largest “yarn bomb” in the United States. “Yarn bombing” is a form of street art, which unlike graffiti can be easily removed and doesn’t damage public property.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:43:55 +0000 Michael Lynch 14721 at http://wesa.fm Now Open to the Public, Knit the Bridge Attracts Admirers Photos: Volunteers Descend on the Andy Warhol Bridge for Yarn Bomb Effort http://wesa.fm/post/photos-volunteers-descend-andy-warhol-bridge-yarn-bomb-effort <p>If a "yarn bomb" can be compared to a foot race, this one was a marathon.<br /><br />Over the weekend scores of volunteers beset the Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh, affixing hundreds of pre-made, brightly colored yarn panels to the steel span.<br /><br />But it was all months in the making, with hundreds of knitting and crocheting artists from across the region getting involved in the grassroots Knit the Bridge project.<br /><br />Among those hanging panels on the bridge over the weekend was Pam Volz of Mt. Lebanon.<br /> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:40:16 +0000 Ryan Loew 14684 at http://wesa.fm Photos: Volunteers Descend on the Andy Warhol Bridge for Yarn Bomb Effort Giant 'Yarn Bomb' Project to Cover Andy Warhol Bridge http://wesa.fm/post/giant-yarn-bomb-project-cover-andy-warhol-bridge <p>Starting August 10, one of Pittsburgh’s famous steel bridges will be getting a makeover when the largest “yarn bomb” ever in the United States blankets the Andy Warhol Bridge.</p><p>Amanda Gross, outreach coordinator for Fiberart International, is the lead artist of a project called Knit the Bridge, in which she and 1,267 volunteers from all over Allegheny County have spent the last year knitting panels to cover the bridge.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:20:32 +0000 Jessica Nath 11738 at http://wesa.fm Giant 'Yarn Bomb' Project to Cover Andy Warhol Bridge