On Saturday, Knitta hosted an Etsy pop-up store at West Elm in Houston where we met up with some of our favorite Houston-based vendors and found some new favorites as well. Peruse these snapshots of the good times had (especially with the presence of the Eatsie Boys trailer!!), then click around our fellow vendor’s Etsy shops: Baffin Bags — bags, wallets + storage Beyond Her — printed textiles + more Black Kettle Soap Company — soap + skin care Edie’s […]
hello Alpha, my old friend… what a lovely Wednesday this is….I woke up to many texts and emails from friends and family about the NY Times article today. I am having one of those moments where I am very happy to be me….kooky hoakey sappy i know…… ANDANDAND My new trippy website is UP! thanks to Mr Amazepants Ruben Salinas
Last week was an adventure: the Knitta team installed our largest scale project yet! We covered over 300 feet of AC ductwork in Etsy.com‘s Brooklyn office space. It took 20 (wo)man days and countless skeins of yarn. (There’s a contest raging on our facebook page to guess how many… get in on the action to win an iphone cover.) Jakob, one of Etsy’s general office handymen and expert driver of scissor lifts, said that before the installation the ductwork looked […]
New Knitta iPhone covers have landed at Uncommon, and just in time for their Buy One Get One Free sale. Today through Thursday, May 5, you can BOGO for iPhone 3, 3gs, & 4. Just enter code BOGOCASE at checkout. Now: Check it out!
There has been much clamoring for an extension, and we finally got the okay from UT’s Keeper of the Trees. We are so pleased to announce that Knitted Wonderland will stay up at the Blanton for another week, until March 25th. After you check out the photos below, click around these links to see the blog posts and flickr sites of all the hardworking volunteers. (I’m sure I’ve left some out, so if we’ve missed your link, please post to comments […]
These knitted stairs are in the lobby at GSD&M, an Austin-based ad company that’s teaming up with Google to sponsor The Industry Party on Monday night. As an official SXSW event, musicians Mother Truckers and J Roddy Walston & the Business will be featured, along with local Austin artists – including the legendary Daniel Johnston, Hugh MacLeod, Ian McLagan, Dave Mead, and of course Yours Truly. Special thanks for this installation goes to our own Catherine Smith, without whom the project […]
In celebration of South by Southwest, Knitta’s been busy with a few goings-on this week. Above are the letters for Ink PR’s green room at the Austin Convention Center. Find more pictures and press about the thINK! room around the web: CNN, Ink’s blog, and Austin360. Also, we’re putting the finishing touches on an installation at the GSD&M office in preparation for The Industry Party, a SXSW event sponsored by the Austin-born ad company and Google on Monday night. Other […]
Part three of “meet our volunteers,” a series highlighting the Austin community crafters who are making A Knitted Wonderland happen. ____________________________ This semester, Magda has been an adjunct teacher at The Griffin School, a private Austin-area high school. Every Wednesday, she meets with a class of teenagers to teach the art and craft of knitting and hang out with some cool kids along the way. The group of 13 students is contributing to a total of 4 trees for the Blanton […]
One week from Friday, Knitta Please and a team of over 140 Austin crafters will cover each of the 99 trees in the Blanton’s Faulkner Plaza with knitting (or crochet). The project, titled A Knitted Wonderland, is in collaboration with UT’s Blanton Museum of Art, and will be on exhibit from March 5-18, 2011, coinciding with the Blanton’s new exhibit Recovering Beauty and UT’s annual open house, Explore UT. Come out to see the installation and hear Magda Sayeg, founder […]
These are the iPhone covers I created in collaboration with Uncommon – they’re still available for customization on Uncommon’s site, but now they can also be found for a limited time at Domy Books in Austin, Texas. iPhone 3g and iPhone 4 covers available. Happy holiday shopping everyone!
I missed you! Although I need like 30 extra hours of sleep to get over this jet lag, me and the dark circles under my eyes will be working up a new project at the 2010 Austin City Limits fest all week. Here are some preliminary photos of projects going up… And… check out this light tube. Show up on Friday to see what it’s all about!
Needed: 2 people to work small knitting looms & 10 knitters to make some pieces by hand. As you probably can guess, Magda’s projects typically require a lot of wo/man hours. This fall Magda is putting up her most ambitious commissioned installation yet. It’s going to be here in Austin and Magda’s shopping for some help. Magda invites you to a meeting to kickstart the project, complete with specific details, compensation info, deadlines and more: Thursday, August 26 at 7pm […]