Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center and Old Town Yarnery Announce Yarn Bombing at the Museum

 

For Immediate Release                                                               October 4, 2012

                 

 

Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center and Old Town Yarnery Announce

Yarn Bombing at the Museum

Fredericksburg, VA –The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center and Old Town Yarnery invite you to our Yarn Bombing event on Friday, November 2 at 5:00 pm.  This fall the Museum will commission a yarn bombing of two lamp posts and a bench near the Museum as part of the city-wide celebration of fiber art.  The Museum has asked local knitwear designer and knitting instructor of worldknits.com and Old Town Yarnery to coordinate this temporary installation which will be on display from November 2 thru December 15.

 

Local knitters and crocheters of all levels are invited to help participate in this installation by creating bright colorful swatches in sizes 2”x4″, 4”x4″, 4”x6″, and 4”x8″ in the pattern and yarn of their choice.  Participants may pick up extra yarn and drop off their swatches at Old Town Yarnery at 205 William Street. As part of this program, the Museum will host a Knit-in on October 18 in the Mansard Gallery from 6-8pm. Seaming of the swatches will take place on Thursday, November 1 from 3-6pm in the Museum’s Learning Center and installation of the work will take place on November 2 at 5:00 pm during First Friday.  Museum admission is free for this event from 5-8pm. Visitors are invited to see our other textile exhibits, Community Artist Series: Fiber Art in the Museum’s Mansard Gallery and Quilt National in the Council Chamber of historic Town Hall.  Interested knitters, crocheters and volunteers are asked to please contact Alex Capshaw-Taylor at acapshawtaylor@gmail.com or Janelle Kennedy at jkennedy@famcc.org or 540-371-3037 ext. 142.

 

Yarn bombing is a type of street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber on trees, signs, lamp posts, benches and other public forms.  Yarn bombing, also known as urban knitting is a fun and colorful form of contemporary fiber art meant as both a personalization of public spaces and community beautification. Visitors are encouraged to touch the display.

 

For more information on this event, or for additional programming information, please contact the Museum at 540-371-3037, or visit us at www.famcc.org.  The mission of the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center is to collect, interpret and present the history and culture of the Fredericksburg region and community.

 

CONTACT:

Tramia Jackson

Director of Education and Public Programs

P.O. Box 922

Fredericksburg, VA  22404

Phone: 540-371-3037 ext.140

tjackson@famcc.org

www.famcc.org

 


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