9th Street Fence

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

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.
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 several good photos to remember it by.

Alas, Alison's beautiful panel seems to be gone. We are very fortunate to have Dominick's photo to remember it by.

This latest view of the fence was taken by Joanna Tam, who is a wonderful photographer and terrific intern.

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)
Crystal Gregory
Elizabeth Smith
Luise Stromberg (www.warpedesignwear.etsy.com)
Vivian Gainer
Denise and Kelsey Taddonio
Joanna Tam
Sara Saraga
Quin Johnson
Brigitte Surberg 
(http://www.myspace.com/mollithewoodtagger)
Artyarn (www.artyarn.blogspot.com and coming soon www.artyarn.org)
Alison Harvey
Steven Bowe
Elizabeth Whalley
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.

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.

Interesting strip by Steve that zig zags up the post.

Vivian's felted snakes make interesting additions to the fence.

Vivian's felted snakes make interesting additions to the fence.

Another of Vivian's snakes and Liz's crochet strips.

Another of Vivian's snakes and Liz's crochet strips.

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Rachael from Artyan in the UK sent some lovely disks and I left their labels on the disks.

Rachael from Artyan in the UK sent some lovely disks and I left their labels on the disks.

Artyarn.

Artyarn.

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Steve's disk.

Steve's disk.

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This part of the fence has been empty for a while, but not any more.

This part of the fence has been empty for a while, but not any more.

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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.

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 look great with the graffitti!

Alison, it looks great with the graffitti!

more to come…

The fence begins to take shape

The fence begins to take shape

Hexagons

Hexagons

hexagons

hexagons

 

1st AVenue theater entrance

1st AVenue theater entrance

 

Joanne installed all of her toppers....however...

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’s toppers with Joyce’s eye
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Joanne and Joyce

Joanne and Joyce

Joyce's beautiful sculpture

Joyce's beautiful sculpture

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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 the 1st Ave. side

work continues on 1st Ave.

detail

detail

detail

detail

See more photos in the special section: 9th Street Fence – Crystal Gregory

Denise and Kelsey also contributed

Denise and Kelsey also contributed

Denise and Kelsey

Denise and Kelsey

Denise's pictures from the opening

Denise's pictures from the opening

 

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Grey, our intern, installing Brigitte's windsock which came all the way from Germany!  Beautiful!

Gray, our intern, installing Brigitte's windsock which came all the way from Germany! Beautiful!

Allison, with Brigitte's windsock

Alison, with Brigitte's windsock

Ta-da!  It's up!

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.

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 and details AND graffitti!

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

9th Street side, contributions from Vivian and Karen

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Alie and Luise working on 1st Ave

Alison and Luise on 1st Ave side

More 1st Ave additions--Luise, Steve, Karen

More 1st Ave additions--Luise, Steve, Karen

Luise, Steve, Karen & Vivian

Luise, Steve, Karen & Vivian

Luise doesn't like the way I hung the yarn garlands

Luise doesn't like the way I hung the yarn garlands

Luise takes matters into her own hands

Luise takes matters into her own hands

Much more interesting, Luise!

Much more interesting, Luise!

Luise, Alison, Sarah and Quin make it much better!

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!
JOANNA TAM
QUIN JOHNSON
SARAH SARAGA
BRAD SILK
KATHY CHAU
and
GRAY

  

Daina Taimina with our incredible interns Quin Johnson and Joanna Tam.

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"

Another incredible intern, Gray (he built the pedestal for Kate Fenker's "Blue Dew Drop"

 

Sarah is not just one of our interns.  She is also a "TINK" (The Intern New Knitters), along with Quin Johnson and Joanna Tam.

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).

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.

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 1

photos of participants in The Knitted Mile 2

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

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.

 

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Responses

  1. Didn’t know this was happening in the borough of Manhattan where I grew up in!!! This is amazing, but then again, Manhattan is amazing. . .and its neighborhoods are very colorful. LOL 🙂

    • Hi Mildred,

      This has been the most fun! People have been coming out of the woodwork to make contributions to the fence. I hope you like it. It has been a wonderful experience! And we’re not done yet!

      Karen

  2. thank you NYers for all your positive responses and encouragements as we knitted the fence! what a great project!

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  4. Beautiful! I wish I’d see more of this in Pittsburgh! 🙂

    • Hi KnitPurlGurl,
      We appreciate your comments. We received a lot of attention for our fence, including someone from Budapest who also wanted to oranize such a project. May I suggest that you do something similar at your favorite site in Pittsburgh. Let me know and I’ll tell you how we did it. Are you on Ravelry? Ravelry was very helpful for making contact with participants. Best, Karen


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