Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Calling all fellow knitters and crocheters!

Join Klose Knit, the Champaign-Urbana Stitch 'n Bitch, and the Illinois Women's Resources Center's Knit Happens in this community-focused collaborative art piece, "Stitching the community together." 

As part of the Boneyard Arts Festival, we are using the fence at the corner of Neil and Church St. in Downtown Champaign as our canvas. We need your participation to create one GIANT community masterpiece that will add color and expression to the street corner.

Knit or crochet a 12in x 8in (w x h) block. Subject matter, color, etc. is all open! Think big and bold — in chunks of color, texture, and impact.

Thursday, April 7, 6PM-9PM :: Blocks due 
Meet at the corner of Neil and Church St. to tie your block to the Neil St. fence in Downtown Champaign. We are hoping this will be one BIG yarnbombing event!

Friday, April 8, 6PM-9PM :: Live knitting on-site
Join us during the Downtown Champaign day of the Boneyard Arts Festival to knit and crochet on-site. We'll continue to add blocks during the evening.

If you are unable to meet to tie your block to the fence, you can still participate! Please drop off your block at one of the locations below by 5PM, Thursday, April 7.

Klose Knit
311 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, IL
Check for hours

Stitch 'n Bitch Champaign-Urbana Meeting 
2nd Floor of Caribou Cafe (County Market on Campus)
331 E Stoughton St., Champaign, IL
Sundays from 1-3pm 

For more information, please e-mail

Note: There are no limitations except for the size. Knit as many as you'd like! For basic knitters use size 15 needles and some big funky chunky yarn! For more advanced knitters, the sky's the limit! Stop by Klose Knit, or come to one of the Stitch 'n Bitch Champaign-Urbana meetings to make a block!

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