Crystal Gregory has begun and is continuing work on her new project called On the Fence. Please check it out under Categories.
OPENING: October 10th, 5-7 pm at the gallery
We will be taking down the knitting/crochet on the fence in a little while, to make way for Crystal Gregory’s new installation on the fence. However, I have made up some postcards with some of the best pictures and we’ll be offering them as a gift with a donation to the gallery.
Please check back for details.
- This photo, taken by Dominick Guida, our archivist, really captures the fence in all it’s glory.
Alas, Alison's beautiful panel seems to be gone. We are very fortunate to have Dominick's photo to remember it by.
This view of the fence was taken by Joanna Tam, who is a wonderful photographer and terrific intern.
The 9th Street Fence
turned into a great project that brought a lot of people together. An old building, covered in scaffolding with a canopy over the street and lots of debris….made very funky and interesting by a group of people who love to knit and crochet!
knitters, crocheters, yarnbombers & graffitiists!
Karen Eubel (www.artistlightbox.com)♥
Joanne Ungar (www.joanneungar.com)♥
Joyce Yamada (www.joyceyamada.com)♥
Luise Stromberg (www.warpedesignwear.etsy.com)♥
Denise and Kelsey Taddonio♥♥
Artyarn♥ (www.artyarn.blogspot.com and coming soon www.artyarn.org)
Eileen D. Caldwell (www.VeridiAum.com)
♥ means that their contributions have arrived
I wanted to focus on some of the details and those groupings of yarnbombing that make an interesting picture. Vivian, from Mass. sent us a big box of beautiful things...you'll see them here.
Interesting strip by Steve that zig zags up the post.
Vivian's felted snakes make interesting additions to the fence.
Another of Vivian's snakes and Liz's crochet strips.
Rachael from Artyan in the UK sent some lovely disks and I left their labels on the disks.
This part of the fence has been empty for a while, but not any more.
And let's not forget Alison's beautiful additions. Please check out a new section of special photographs for a different take on Alison's work.
Alison, it looks great with the graffitti!
more to come…
The fence begins to take shape
1st AVenue theater entrance
Joanne installed all of her toppers....however...
UPDATE: As of Sunday, May 3rd, most of Joanne’s very cute toppers
were stolen, and gone out into the world!
- Joanne’s toppers with Joyce’s eye
Joanne and Joyce
Joyce's beautiful sculpture
Crystal Gregory began her beautiful installation and will continue.She showed us a great way to highlight the lovely details of our very old wrought iron fence. Check out the curlicues!
work continues on 1st Ave.
See more photos in the special section: 9th Street Fence – Crystal Gregory
Denise and Kelsey also contributed
Denise and Kelsey
Denise's pictures from the opening
Gray, our intern, installing Brigitte's windsock which came all the way from Germany! Beautiful!
Alison, with Brigitte's windsock
Ta-da! It's up! Look for Brigitte's pattern for her Prime Number Windbag under "uncategorized"
This is what we are dealing with. Yarnbombers have added lots of color and joy to 9th street.
Old wrought iron fence with lovely curlicues, quadrafoils and other lovely details PLUS a lot of graffitti!
9th Street side, contributions from Vivian and Karen
Alison and Luise on 1st Ave side
More 1st Ave additions--Luise, Steve, Karen
Luise, Steve, Karen & Vivian
Luise doesn't like the way I hung the yarn garlands
Luise takes matters into her own hands
Much more interesting, Luise!
Luise, Alison, Sarah and Quin make it much better!
WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT THE HELP
OF THE BEST INTERNS IN NEW YORK CITY!
Daina Taimina with our incredible interns Quin Johnson and Joanna Tam.
Another incredible intern, Gray (he built the pedestal for Kate Fenker's "Blue Dew Drop"
Sarah Saraga is not just one of our interns, she is also a "TINK" (The Intern New Knitters), along with Quin Johnson and Joanna Tam.
Brad Silk, Kathy Chau (left) and Camilia Qabazard (right...another incredible intern who moved on to bigger and better things...we miss you, Camilia).
Every non-profit should have such great volunteers!
more to come…
I have to acknowledge the fact that we had the opportunity to show an extraordinary piece of guerrilla knitting in our small Hallway Gallery, which we reserve for artists’ installations. Robyn Love’s Knitted Mile was a coup. Robyn’s done some extraordinary work. Check Robyn’s website: www.Robynlove.com, and here’s what a mile of knitting looks like when it’s in a glorious tangle (we’ve all been there);
The "Knitted Mile" fills the hallway up about 1/2 way.
photos of participants in The Knitted Mile 1
photos of participants in The Knitted Mile 2
Elizabeth made these beautiful flowers for the fence, but I thought they would look lovely on Robyn's Knitted Mile
more to come…
As part of the Yarn Theory exhibit at the PS122 Galleryin New York City’s East Village, we invited knitters and crocheters of all stripes to tag the big old wrought-iron fence that rings the building with knitted or crocheted “knit-fiti”.
The building has been scaffolded up for years, and was made beautiful by the many creative and crafty people who did a beautiful job festooning PS122 with yarn!
Supplieswere generously donated by Lion Brand Yarns. Lion is also supporting our newest fence project. Crystal Gregory is back doing a long and much larger installation on the fence, along with events involving the Lower East Side Girls Club. We will be blogging about it soon.
A NEW SEASON OF PS122 GALLERY HAS BEGUN, BUT, TO COMMEMORATE YARN THEORY AND THE 9TH STREET FENCE, WE HAVE MADE UP SOME POSTCARDS, BOOKMARKS AND BUTTONS. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT AND GET SOME OF THE GREAT SHOTS OF THE SHOW AND THE FENCE. MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WERE DONATED BY VISITORS TO THE SHOW. THANKS TO ALEXSANDAR, EUGENIA, ALEXANDRA AND JOANNA.