Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time 2021

Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time 2021

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Upcoming schedule of events for Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time

April 20 - May 20: Goodwill drops off 3 Gaylords filled with sweaters at the Museum. The Museum is the pick-up point or distribution point for organizations involved to pick up their sweaters for sewing sections together. Community groups can also sew their pieces together at the museum in the auditorium. All work that has been sewn can be tagged and dropped off at the Craghead Storefront between Mucho's and the 536 Gallery. ALL WORK MUST BE COLLECTED AT THIS STORE-FRONT POINT BEFORE INSTALLATION WEEK.

April 22: Earth Day Riverwalk with Community Groups. Select your group's site for installing the fiber art! We will meet up at Ballads afterwards for "sip and sew".

WANDERLOVE Riverwalk Trail Walks to Pick Sites • 4 - 6pm
Participating Groups will pick sites while hiking along the Riverwalk Trail in the River District. Meet up at Ballads right after walk.

Thursday April 22
Friday April 30
Friday May 14
Friday May 28

Morning Fiber Lab Workshops at Museum  •  DMFAH Auditorium  •  10 am - 12 noon

Friday April 23
Wednesday April 28
Friday April 30
May 5 and May 7
May 12 and May 14
May 19 and 21

Evening Fiber Lab Workshops at Museum  •  DMFAH Auditorium  •  Refreshments provided  •  4:30 - 9pm

Thursday April 29
Thursday May 13
Thursday May 27

WANDERLOVE Evening Sip and Sew (Adults only)  •  6 - 9pm

Saturday May 8:  2 Witches, 209 Trade St.
Tuesday May 11: Crema & Vine, 1009 Main St.
Tuesday May 18: Crema & Vine, 1009 Main St.
Saturday May 22: 2 Witches, 209 Trade St.
Tuesday May 25: Crema & Vine, 1009 Main St.

June 14, Monday: Community Group Signage gets posted on the Riverwalk. All copy for signage needs to be submitted to the Museum by May 20 in order to have signed printed.

June 19, Saturday: 2-8pm - Storefront Gallery on Craghead will be open for public viewing of Wanderlove fabricated sections.

June 27 - July 3: Installation of Fiber Art on Riverwalk by Installation Team

July 4th: Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time Open to the Public for viewing! Exhibit will be viewable from July 4th - September 26, 2021

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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.


Threads of Connection

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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Click here to read more about the impact that COVID has had on the tourism industry and the grant received by the Virginia Tourism Corporation.


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.

To download a flyer, click here. To download a poster, click here.

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". 

To read the Danville Museum's Privacy Policy, click here.

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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, Sovah Health - Danville, and Goodwill.

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This project is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts

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Averett University
Danville Parks and Recreation
Danville-Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce
Dan River Basin Association
Goodwill of the Valleys
River District Association
Sovah Health

Wanderlove: A Stitch In Time Community Partners 

Boys and Girls Club of Chatham, VA (Pittsylvania County Community Action) http://www.pccainc.org/services.cfm?id=1/youth-services
Boys and Girls Club of Danville, VA http://www.bgcdanville.org/
Sovah Health https://www.sovahhealth.com
CCECC https://www.averett.edu/ccecc/
Collidescope, VA (LGBTQ) https://www.facebook.com/collidescopeDVA/
Crochet Guild of Prince William County (Veterans) https://www.facebook.com/CrochetGuildofPWC/
Dan River Non-profits Network https://danrivernonprofits.org/
Danville Public Libraries: Ruby B. Archie Public Library http://www.danvilleva.gov/2202/Public-Library
Fairview United Methodist Knitting Group https://www.facebook.com/FairviewUMCDanville/
Fred Motley Storytelling Group
Green Rock Correctional Center https://www.prisonpro.com/content/green-rock-correctional-center
History United https://historyunited.org
Langhorn House https://www.facebook.com/TheLanghorneHouse/
Making Danville Smile https://www.facebook.com/MakingDanvilleSmile/
Main Street Art Collective https://mainstreetartcollective.com/
Paths https://www.pathsinc.org/patients/community-medical-centers
Pittsylvania County Public Libraries: Mt. Herman Branch https://pcplib.org/
Pittsylvania County Public Libraries: Brosville-Cascade Public Library
Pittsylvania County Public Libraries: Pittsylvania County Public Library
Smokestack Theatre Company https://www.thesmokestack.org/
The Fashion Haus https://www.facebook.com/thefashionhaus19/
VCU Massey Cancer Center Office https://www.masseycancercenter.org/
Wendall Scott Foundation


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Here are some mock-ups of possible yarn bombing opportunities that we can create in Danville.

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