Date: Saturday (8/19)
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Place: The Foundry District
200 Carroll St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
This Saturday, Aug. 19, international artist London Kaye will “live yarnbomb” Fort Worth’s Foundry District.
Yarnbombing is the process of covering public objects or structures with knitted or crocheted street art. As a part of this process, Kaye will knit a 20-foot installation to become another of the district’s public exhibitions.
Kaye is a Brooklyn-based street artist known for using crochet to create 100 percent yarn art pieces.
But, the website explains, the experience will go far beyond yarn with The Foundry District providing a family-friendly night of fun with a live dj, food trucks, drinks and multiple textile artisan pop-ups with Kaye as the headliner.
According to a news release, Kaye was inspired by “the uplifting vision of The Foundry District and their goal to cultivate Fort Worth’s arts and culture community.” The piece she will be commissioning for The Foundry District is a three-dimensional artwork dubbed “Spread Your Wings and Fly,” in which Kaye will “crochet a message of joy, love, and light to anyone who views her work.”
Ronnie Heart will be the event’s live DJ with food options such as frozen treats from Alchemy Pops’ Chill Out Zone and local food trucks.
Attendees will also have access to an interactive craft station where they can create their own fiber artwork to take home.
While Kaye’s live yarnbombing and the coinciding activities will end at 9 p.m., the event will be far from over.
“The art adventure will continue as The Foundry District invites guests walk across the street and join Art Room for an after party from 9-11 pm, to launch “SEVEN: FIBERS,” their first Textile Artisan Pop-Up,” the release stated.
“SEVEN: FIBERS” will run through Sept. 13 and will feature six female fiber artists who focus on materials, methodologies and manual labor as part of their work and why it’s important.
Featured artists include Sheryl Anaya, Taylor Barnes, Molly Beaufait, Jennifer Cummings, Casey Galloway and Rebecca Shewmaker.
“Through the delicate weaving, sewing, and construction of fabrics, paper, thread, and yarn, the artists re-contextualize domestic, functional forms into two and three-dimensional works of art that exhibit significant meaning and prioritize aesthetic value over utility,” the release reads. “As the artists explore the tactile fiber arts medium, they prolifically examine themes of the female body, peace within the landscape, and the connection between the artist’s hand and materials.”