Saturday, May 23, 2009

Community Crochet with Mandy Greer!

Today I finally went down to Ballard library and joined Mandy Greer and several community members in the creation of her latest crochet art project, Mater Matrix Mother. It was such a fun experience crocheting with different yarns, all in varying shades of blue. I was inspired by creating swirling waves of water using free form crochet in circles.

I was also inspired by all the people wanting to contribute to this project and learn how to crochet. Mandy is such a kind and patient crochet teacher! Curious people walked by and wandered in, asking if they could learn to crochet and help with the "river." Any piece, no matter how small, will be integrated into the full installation, which will begin mid-June at Camp Long in West Seattle.

Mater Matrix Mother is commissioned by Seattle Public Utilities and administered by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, to honor Seattle’s urban creeks.

Check out Mandy's blog here, which also includes details about her amazing crochet costumes and installations
And look at the blog for the Mater Matrix Mother project here

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