Part two of “meet our volunteers,” a series highlighting the Austin community crafters who are making A Knitted Wonderland happen. ____________________________ Meet Clara Bogard (right), a 5th grader, Amelia Long (left), in 6th grade, and tree cozy #48 made of Fibonacci sequenced stripes. The girls are students at the Girls’ School of Austin and members of the Knitty Gritties, an after-school knitting club. As the two most advanced knitters of the group, they were given the chance to design and create […]
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 […]
Photo courtesy of James Moody Willie Nelson was in Austin this weekend for the opening performance at ACL Live‘s new venue in the W Austin’s Block 21, coincidentally located on Willie Nelson Blvd. And KnittaPlease was on site to welcome him. We teamed up with Guerilla Suit to dress up the giant W on the face of the building, Willie-style. See coverage of the concert over here on Austin360, and check out this video of the installation (and note the […]
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!
The lamp post at Domy got yet another sweater just in time for Austin’s annual E.A.S.T. pilgrimage. Make sure to stop by on your route this weekend – Domy’s hosting a reading tomorrow night with Bill Baird and Thax Douglas. Don’t miss it! ps See the lamp post’s previous incarnation here.
The internet has shown some love lately – check out an interview on ACL’s official page about the temporary installation earlier this month. The Statesman has a great picture of my daughter and me installing the art sign at the festival. And Juxtapoz also picked up on ACL as well as my recent trip to Bali. Check out this flickr photo taken at ACL – I love it! Unrelated to ACL… but this is way overdue. A big thanks to Art Yarn […]
Another Austin City Limits – this time with a little ART. Big thanks to Emily Clark, Sarah Muench, Tony Tuzzolino, Patricia de la Rosa, Guadalupe Maria Delgadillo and Maria San Esteban… couldn’t have done it without them! (This photo courtesy of Kari Fisher… Thanks!!) The chicken wire didn’t carry the light down the tubes as well as vellum… and why don’t they make fireproof vellum? Check out more photos on ACL’s flickr site. I love this one!
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!