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Knitting Us Together: A Mill Valley Community Project

Knitting Us Together

A Mill Valley Community Project
Brought to you by the Mill Valley Arts Commission and Kiddo!

Project Overview: The Mill Valley Arts Commission (MVAC) and Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, are launching a public art project on the Mill Valley Downtown Plaza in an effort to create public art that brings our entire community together. Everyone can participate, everyone can enjoy the installation after months of Quarantine by walking through or driving by the Plaza. This will be a temporary installation and is commonly called "Urban Knitting." It will involve temporarily, and safely, covering some of the trees in the plaza with knit or crocheted patches of yarn and flowers. See above for examples of other Urban Knitting projects.

Activation Date: We plan to launch the Art Installation on October 6, 2020.
It will remain up for 7-10 days.

How you can get involved: We would love to involve all in the community who would like to participate. If you would like to become involved, please knit or crochet a 12 inch square or rectangle (rectangular pieces should not exceed 12 inches in height.) The color theme to be reds, yellows and greens. However, if you don't have those colors - make something anyway! Nothing will be turned away! If you don't like to knit or crochet - you can also finger crochet the flowers that will also be used in the project. Here, a smooth yarn works better than a furry one. Here is a video that shows you how to make one: How to Finger Crochet a Flower.

If crocheting isn't your thing...try a Pom Pom flower! CLICK HERE for instructions on how to make these fun and simple yarn flowers!

 

A convenient drop box will be located outside the front entrance of the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.

You may drop off your knitted piece Monday - Friday between 10:00am - 2:30pm.

The deadline to drop off your knitting has been extended to Sunday, September 20th.

Should you have questions please email us at artscommission@cityofmillvalley.org.