Have you seen Rosslyn’s colorful new adornment?
Thanks to a creative team of knitters and crocheters, the trees, fences and bike racks between the Rossyln Metro and the Artisphere (as well as the large outdoor sculpture “Cupid’s Garden”) have been “yarn bombed” this spring – or covered with colorful artwork made of yarn.
The installation includes more than 1,000 stitched geometric shapes, and many depictions of native Virginia flora.
Over the past 6 months, about 130 community volunteer knitters and crocheters from across the region — dubbed the “Guerrilla Stitch Brigade” — met at Artisphere for five months on Wednesday nights to create individual pieces for the Artisphere Yarn Bomb. Participants in the Westover Branch Library and the Glencarlyn Branch Library’s knitting groups and Library staff also contributed pieces.
This is the first of three temporary public art projects launched this spring by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, in partnership with Artisphere and Arlington Public Art.
The Yarn Bomb project will be on display in Rosslyn though the summer – go check it out!