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Yarn Bombing at PMH

Apr 12, 2016

5653408_origJoin Yarn Bombing Los Angeles from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 to decorate the History Center at Pasadena Museum of History in celebration of the exhibition “Strings Attached.”

Yarn bombing is a relatively recent form of street art that employs colorful displays of knits or crochet and other fiber material instead of paint in public space.

Participate in this tactile, spontaneous art installation inspired by the current textile exhibitions and receive free admission to the exhibition galleries. No skills required. Use our supplies or bring cast off projects or left over yarn to add to the installation; fun for all ages.

 

Photo credit: Yarn Bombing L. A.

Photo credit: Yarn Bombing L. A.

 

Yarn Bombing L. A. takes on Central Market…

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… and city streets…

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Current exhibits at PMH:

“Strings Attached: Tradition Meets Contemporary Woven Art” features art/wearable art created by the members of the Bobbinwinder’s Guild of the San Gabriel Valley. It is inspired by modern global aesthetics and production techniques, as well as historical techniques of weaving and design. Members will be on hand on April 16 to offer live spinning and weaving demonstrations.

 

"Autumn" by Susan Beeler Anderson, 2015 (25" x 26")

“Autumn” by Susan Beeler Anderson, 2015 (25″ x 26″); photo courtesy of PMH

 

A companion exhibit, “Crossing the Atlantic Quilt by Quilt” spotlights more than thirty British and American quilts from the collection of renowned collector/author/historian Maggi Gordon.

 

Durham Triple X Strippy quilt, c. 1880. Maker unknown, probably County Durham England; photo, PMH

Durham Triple X Strippy quilt, c. 1880. Maker unknown, probably County Durham England; photo courtesy of PMH

 

Learn more about yarn bombing at YarnBombingLosAngeles.com.

 

Yarn Bomb Pasadena Museum of History
Saturday, April 16th, 2-4 p.m.
PMH, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena 91103
Free admission and parking
For more details, visit PasadenaHistory.org
Or call 1.626.577.1660

 

A classic: Yarn Bombing L. A. yarn bombs the Craft & Folk Art Museum on Wilshire Boulevard in 2013…

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Strings Attached: Tradition Meets Contemporary Woven Art
On March 5, 2016, PMH unveiled a new exhibition displaying remarkable contemporary and traditional weaving. This art, created by the members of the Bobbinwinder’s Guild of the San Gabriel Valley, is inspired by modern global aesthetics and production techniques, as well as historical techniques of weaving and design.

For sixty years, the Bobbinwinders Guild has fostered the ancient tradition of weaving, producing striking fine and decorative art. In June 1955, when orange groves still dominated the landscape in the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys, fifteen weavers gathered to celebrate their craft and became the founding members of the organization.

The diverse work of local weavers are showcased in this exhibition. Examples of looms and other tools of the trade are also on display.

The Bobbinwinders Guild will be demonstrating spinning and weaving in the gallery every Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm during the run of the exhibition.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by Kathleen Waln, Susan Beeler Anderson, Fran Brunsell and George Sehn, JoAnn Kilkeary, Village Spinning and Weaving Shop, Karen Carter, Suzanne Chappell, Mary Hopkins, Thea Lennox, and Lillian Sergio.

Interested in textile arts? Consider joining our Textile Arts Council.

 

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Photo: Pasadena Museum of History Facebook page

 

 

Crossing the Atlantic Quilt by Quilt
Quilts are thought by many to be inherently American, but like numerous aspects of life in the USA, they actually arrived as “immigrants” from various countries. The United Kingdom has had a long history of making the distinctive layered, pieced fabric coverlets; their traditions and techniques arrived in the New World along with the early English, Scottish, and Welsh settlers.

This exhibit highlights some of the similarities–and differences–of quilts that crossed the Atlantic, both literally and figuratively. More than thirty quilts from the collection of quiltmaker, curator, and scholar Maggi Gordon are on display. She is American; her husband David is British. Together they began collecting quilts in England in the 1980s, and when they moved to the USA in 2002, they began adding American quilts to their collection.

Maggi is the author of numerous books on the history and technique of quilt making, and recently coauthored Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety, a catalog of over 650 quilts (Skira/Rizzoli in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2015).

Interested in textile arts? Consider joining our Textile Arts Council.

Companion exhibition: Strings Attached: Tradition Meets Contemporary Woven Art

 

 

Photo: Pasadena Museum of History Facebook page

Photo: Pasadena Museum of History Facebook page

 

 

 

 




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