October 3rd, 2010
At the World Maker Faire in New York City last week, fiber artist, Robyn Love, created a piece of installation art that was made of hundreds of hand knit and crochet squares of Hometown USA yarn. The squares were sewn together to create flame-like extensions for the rocket ship (still standing from the 1964 World’s Fair) that is located on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science. Robyn invited visitors to pin a note to the yarn squares with their message to the universe to symbolically send their wishes into space. Thousands of people at Maker Faire saw the work and hundreds participated by sending a message. The hand crafted “yarn flames” were removed from the rocket ship and will be resewn into afghans to donate to Warm Up America.
If you could send a message to the universe in just a few words, what would it be?
- Knit or Crochet Squares for the Maker Faire Rocket Yarnbomb (craftzine.com)
- Photos: World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science (timeoutny.com)
- Make the Revolution – Anil Dash