As part of The University of Texas’ annual open house, Explore UT, local knitters have joined textile superstar Magda Sayeg (better known as Knitta Please) in transforming Faulker Plaza at the Blanton Museum of Art into a knitted wonderland!
Beginning the evening of March 4th, knitters will be installing their knit pieces to cover all 99 trees in the plaza in a similar color pallet and pattern, a concept Magda has executed all over the world.
And guess what? I’m one of the knitters! Tree #49 will be covered from top to bottom (okay, just the trunks as not to damage the trees) in my handiwork! Ten feet of knitting made from 9 skeins of yarn!
The Knitted Wonderland exhibit officially opens on March 5th and is free to the public to explore and experience through the 18th. This latest knit bombing also coincides with the new exhibit, Recovering Beauty, at the Blanton Museum, so make sure to visit while on campus.
You can read the latest on the exhibit, the knitter’s progress, and other information on the Knitted Wonderland Project Facebook page.
Hope to see you there!