Have you seen the fabulous art work in our windows?
The pieces were made by local fiber artist Irene Schlesinger and she used a wide variety of different yarns from the shop in many of her pieces. She just published her first book Artful Embroidery on Canvas.
In the book, Irene takes you step-by-step through three projects.
Her work is so beautiful and truly unique.
Click here for ten reasons to try artful embroidery on canvas.
Interested? You can snag the book here. All of the books are signed by Irene!
We're thrilled to have the Pumpkin Patch Trees in our shop window!
SF Fiber Artist Kristen McDonnell installed the pumpkin trees in our shop window and we love it!
The trees are so fun!
The installation will be on display November 3 through November 30.
Stop on by and check them out!
Kristen was recently interviewed by KTVU on the Pumpkin Patch Yarn Installation (the segment aired Oct 31).
Click here to check it out!
Update from October 23:
Meet Kristen McDonnell, creator of the Pumpkin Patch Forest at Salesforce Park.
The trees are simply gorgeous!
There's something so cool about knitted trees surrounded by high rise buildings housing tech companies!
Customer Jia won both raffles! A copy of Kristens' new book Knit Stitch: 50 Knit and Purl Patterns.
She also won a ball of new Noro yarn and tote from Knitting Fever.
It was a super fun afternoon!
Coming soon to Salesforce Park - Knitted Pumpkin Patch Forest!
SF fiber artist Kristen McDonnell of YouTube channel "Studio Knit" will present her hand-knit public art installation commissioned by Salesforce Park.
Trees surrounding the Art Cart will be wrapped in multi-colors of harvest corn and adorned with vibrant three-dimensional pumpkins, vines and flowers.
The installation will be on display from October 19 through 31 during park hours.
Come by and meet Kristen on Wednesday, Oct 23 from 1:00 to 2:30pm! She'll be joining us at our weekly knitting meet-up.
You don't want to miss this!
We had a chance to ask Kirsten some questions about her work. Here's her response:
ABOUT STUDIO KNIT CREATOR KRISTEN MCDONNELL: In January 2014, San Francisco resident Kristen McDonnell founded the popular website and YouTube channel Studio Knit, which today has received over 17 million video views. For more information, visit www.studioknitsf.com.
ABOUT SALESFORCE PARK: Salesforce Park is a 5.2-acre rooftop park with free events and activities; programming year-round, open daily. Seventy feet above the Grand Hall, the Park runs the entire length of the Transit Center’s nearly four-block stretch and is home to 600 trees and 16,000 plants arranged in 13 different botanical featured areas.