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Help Us Yarnify Maker Faire!

September 16th, 2010

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squaresWe’re thrilled that the 2010 World Maker Faire is taking place in our hometown of New York City on September 25th and 26th. To celebrate, we’re collaborating with fiber artist Robyn Love to yarn bomb a rocket at the New York Hall of Science! The installation–called Send a Message to the Universe–will consistent of 12″ x 12″ knitted and/or crocheted squares (featuring messages to the universe stitched into the fabric) that will be attached to one of the rockets. After Maker Faire, the squares will be made into blankets for the Warm Up America! Foundation.

Want to participate? If you’re in the New York City area and would like to help make some squares, please join us on Monday, September 20th and Tuesday, September 21st from 6-8 pm, at 34 West 15th Street, 7th Floor, between 5th and 6th Avenues. We’ll provide the hooks, needles, and Hometown USA yarn that you’ll need to contribute to this unique collaborative work of art. We want you to personalize each square, so be as creative as you want with your color and stitch pattern! Please note that we will have to limit the amount of people due to fire capacity, so the events will be first come, first served. If we do reach capacity, we’ll make sure to give you yarn and tools so that you can still work on squares. If you can’t make it to our knitting/crocheting nights, you can still participate. Download this PDF for more information on how you can help.

Maker Faire New York Want to attend World Maker Faire for yourself? Click here to buy tickets to join us for two days of craft, technology, science, food, and fun! Stop by our booth for knitting and crocheting lessons, make and take crafts, beautiful yarncrafted art, knitting machine demonstrations, samples of our latest yarns for you to see and touch, and more. Don’t forget to show us your fantastic yarn creations made with Lion Brand–and also help yarn bomb the rest of the fair grounds too!

Maker Faire is also looking for volunteers to assist with the event. If you would like help out and attend the show for free, go here to find out more about volunteer opportunities. We hope to see you there!

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  • Ginny

    I couldn’t get to New York this weekend…so I did the next best thing! I attended the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival held at the Washington County Fairgrounds (west of Saratoga Springs, NY). It was a small show but I came home very impressed by the talent in our area and very inspired.

    Jess Says: That sounds like fun, Ginny! It’s always great to support your local artisans.