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What’s Your Message To The Universe?

October 3rd, 2010

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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?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kat-North-Nelson/1143405149 <fb:name linked="false" useyou="false" uid="1143405149">Kat North Nelson</fb:name>

    My message to the universe- God has a plan and we can be a part of it.

  • Alexis Doyle

    My message to the universe is actually a question.

    “WHEN DO WE GET A BREAK AROUND HERE?”

  • http://4evercrochet.blogspot.com Shellie Dunn

    Live, love, cherish, create, listen.

  • Kim aka treblemaker

    Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – Dalai Lama

  • http://facebook.com/GreenLionDesigns Karen Coats

    Be patient, tolerant and kind. Let all your actions and words be peaceful

  • Ilana

    These are beautiful. Thank you for contributing! Chime in everyone.

  • http://sierrapelona.efreeme.com/ReportStore?category=Homeware Sierra Pelona

    Always take time to make a gauge swatch!

  • Michelle McCrillis

    Let us come together in peace and love to share our collective creativity.

  • Bunny

    CROCHET a sweater, hat and booties. Let’s keep the babies warm this winter!!!

  • Judy

    Lets spend time knitting or crafting instead of fighting!

  • Sandy Maginity

    God loves each of us the same. He has no favorites or grudges when He has forgiven us and we become His son or daughter. He adopts us as His own children. Ho will never leave or forsake you. Even while we were sinners He loved us enough to send His only Son to die on the cross and take our sin upon Himself and the punishment for it upon Himself.

    What greater love can anyone have?

  • LULU COVARRUBIAS

    LOVE AND PEACE.

  • Michael Flower

    Knit for the homeless.

  • Rhonda Peterson

    Bless knitters/crocheters everywhere. Their generous spirit and love will blanket the world.

  • kimberly rhodes

    enjoy life one step at a time make items for people that will appreciate it and remember you are the greatest.

  • Iris

    HELP!

  • Judi

    Its gonna be ok…..

  • Ilana

    Wonderful messages. They are really to ourselves as well, aren’t they?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Thomas/1326523439 <fb:name linked="false" useyou="false" uid="1326523439">Carol Thomas</fb:name>

    We are here for such a short time, use it wisely and lovingly. Hate, anger and destruction are such a waste of time and energy.
    Love the earth and it will respond with kindness.

  • pat

    Keep the toddlers, school age children, teens warm also this winter. Not only the girls, but the boys too. Most people just do babies and girl stuff is a favorite. Boys need warm nice things, allages.

  • http://www.robynlove.com Robyn

    My plan is to make an artist’s book from all the messages from Maker Faire but these are also so lovely that I will add an extra section and put them in too! Thanks for all the contributions!

  • Debbie Boggie

    That is the coolest idea ever- and to then sew all the squares to make blankets for the needy is brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Qtukcue2001

    Hi Lionbrand needle workers, I need some skill advice on how to handle double pointed needles when I want to knit socks. Just the sight of them to me is intimidating. I love to knit socks with the magic loop. But want to tackle the monster of double pointed jus cause i want and need to. I’m listening so send me advice. O.

    • Anonymous

      Hi there, you’re in luck! We have a series of videos on YouTube that teach just that.Click here for the whole playlist.

  • Sylrayj

    You matter.  And so do I.

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