Fantastic Fibers Miami presents Knit in Public Day at Pérez Art Museum Miami
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12-5pm
Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day wwkipday.com Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12-5pm, at Pérez Art Museum Miami (pamm.org/knitinpublic) with Fantastic Fibers Miami (fantasticfibersmiami.com). Knitters, weavers, stitchers, fiber artists of all types are invited to Knit in Public on PAMM’s shaded Bayside Stair, to draw inspiration from the museum’s lush hanging gardens, iconic architecture and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay. Newbie knitters of all ages can try their hands with yarn and needles led by members of Fantastic Fibers Miami. Knitters are welcome to work on independent projects or charity projects, such as knitting a 10” square for blankets for the children of Lotus House women’s shelter.
All knitters will receive complimentary museum admission.
Fiber enthusiasts are invited to make themselves at home on the built-in bench seating at PAMM’s Bayside Stair, sit back in one of PAMM’s Adirondack chairs, or set up their favorite blankets or beach chairs. Verde restaurant, with seated dining and a quick grab-and-go café counter, and PAMM’s galleries are open from 10am-6pm (knitters will receive passes for complimentary admission; food and drink is available for purchase).
World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 in Europe as a way to connect individuals from what is often the solitary activity of knitting. Fantastic Fibers Miami provides a community for Miami-based fiber artists, and a forum in which to work together.
“In every culture everywhere on Earth throughout all time, people have been, and still are weaving,” said Pamela Palma, founder of Fantastic Fibers Miami. “Currently there is a global resurgence of weaving and knitting as younger generations re-discover the endorphin producing processes of using one’s fingers creatively.” Fantastic Fibers Miami is our community of talented fiber artists. Join us! We meet on the 4th Saturday of every month at Artisan Lounge.