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Pittsburgh ‘yarn bombing’ project by EMU alum attracts international attention

It was covered by the BBC and NPR, Time.com and the Huffington Post and by media in Europe and Israel. The vast, improbable, record-breaking Knit the Bridge project – in which the 1,061-foot-long Andy Warhol Bridge was covered with 580 knitted and crocheted blankets during the second weekend of August – is officially a success, accord ...More


EMU Alum Knitting Community in Pittsburgh

One Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alum plans to bomb Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Bridge next month – with miles of yarn. More than a year of work involving thousands of volunteers will culminate in the “yarn bomb” that will clothe the bridge in a massive, colorful art project. Amanda Gross, 29, who graduated from EMU̵ ...More


Massive Knitting Project (to Cover a Bridge) Aims at Building Community in Pittsburgh

On the weekend of August 10, Pittsburgh’s famous Andy Warhol Bridge will begin wearing a massive knitted sweater of sorts, designed, created and installed (save for high-altitude stuff left to professionals) by more than 1,400 volunteer knitters in and around Pittsburgh. Once complete, Knit the Bridge, led by Amanda Gross ’07, MA ’1 ...More