Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time 2021
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Do you LOVE to brighten the world around you?
Do you LOVE to create?
Do you LOVE to knit?
Do you LOVE to crochet?
The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is teaming up with the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Danville Parks and Rec., the River District Association, the Dan River Basin Association, and Sovah Health - Danville, as well as many other civic organizations, on one of the largest and most ambitious community knit projects in the region.
This fiber, knitting & crocheting collaboration by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, recognizes the building of community found within the age-old practice of gathering to assemble fabric and knitted pieces in small groups. This interactive winter community project, produced from January through June, celebrates and reflects people’s many different backgrounds and experiences. Participants are invited to collaborate in the making of a "Yarn Bombing" installation along the Danville Riverwalk, and share their COVID19 stories.
Visitors participating from home are invited to create their own assembled yarn covering, using materials you have on hand – T-shirt fabric, thread, and recycled sweaters! Knitted, crocheted and constructed fabric contributions will be added to our "WANDERLOVE: A Stitch in Time" Yarn Bomb installation in the summer months of July 4 – September 26, 2021 creating an assembled reflection of the community in bright, joyful colors.
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If you would like to be a GROUP LEADER of a knitting/crocheting/yarn group for "A STITCH IN TIME," please CLICK HERE for a Google Form to fill out.
If you are an INDIVIDUAL who would like to be a part of this Yarn Bombing event and interested in joining a group for "A STITCH IN TIME", please CLICK HERE for a Google Form to fill out.
Knitting and crocheting gatherings will be offered at the Museum on Wednesday and Fridays, 10-12pm. See Calendar for details. Suggested sizes for knitting and crocheting are 12" x 12" or 12" x 18".
While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still illegal and participants of a yarn bombing need Danville CITY PERMITS. The DMFAH will be working with the city to obtain specific permits for the Riverwalk in July. The WANDERLOVE exhibition will go up in July and come down in September.
Sponsored by: the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History (DMFAH), Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Danville Parks & Rec., the Dan River Basin Association, River District Association, Pittsylvania County Library, and Sovah Health - Danville.
This project is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts
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Here are some mock-ups of possible yarn bombing opportunities that we can create in Danville.