August 29, 2006

Busy bees

Phew! We have been running around all day, dropping off postcards for an upcoming art show that we are installing at the Hardware Store Gallery, the new temporary home for the Red Sweaters Project. The miniature sweaters (over 2500 of them–one for every soldier lost in the war in Iraq) were originally installed in a tree here in San Francisco by Nina Rosenberg, until the city made her take them down in July. Now we are trying to find more venues to house the project for a few months at a time, after our show comes down at the end of October. Please let us know if you can think of anyone (stores, galleries, etc.) who might be interested!

There is more information about the project at redsweaters.org, including patterns for knitting or crocheting your own sweaters to submit. Unfortunately, the number of American casualties in the war has increased by over 1000 since Nina began the project in December of 2005, and we are still in need of more sweaters.

3 comments:

jessie rose said...

I would love to start knitting some little red sweaters, but my boss at the sweat shop already has me crocheting little brown circles. Maybe I could try to do both.

baffle said...

I'm planning on taking this project to my knitting meetup group tomorrow night.
Hopefully, I can get the group coordinator to send out an APB that more sweaters need to be knitted!
Will let you what happens....

jessie rose - you and I must work under the same heavy-handed sweat shop boss. I too have little brown circles to crochet!
So I'd better get on it, eh?

kate said...

i am afraid i am not much of a knitter, but I am ready to help with deployment at Hardware Store whenever it is scheduled!