In honor of SXSW festival, street fiber artist KnittaPlease has installed a sanctioned yarn bombing of the Blanton Museum in Austin.
“Knitta Please and a team of over 140 Austin crafters will cover each of the 99 trees in the Blanton’s Faulkner Plaza with knitting (or crochet). The project, titled A Knitted Wonderland, is in collaboration with UT’s Blanton Museum of Art, and will be on exhibit from March 5-18, 2011, coinciding with the Blanton’s new exhibit Recovering Beauty and UT’s annual open house, Explore UT. Come out to see the installation and hear Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta, speak on Saturday, March 5th. The most exciting part, however, is this: community knitters and crocheters have powered 99.5% of the production and installation of this project. We could not have made this happen without these amazing volunteers.”
Some days are good days to be alive.