* photo courtesy of Laband Art Gallery
A group of LMU staff members are organizing a series of events in October called Hats for Hope: Knitting as a Tool for Social Justice. Hats for Hope brings the opportunity to knit or learn how to knit hats to support the LGBTQ community and anti-bullying. Recent examples of social justice knitting/crocheted projects are the pink hats for the Women’s March, blue hats for Hats Not Hate: Stand Up to Bullying, and the Welcome Blankets in response to the U.S. President’s border wall. One of the events Hats for Hope is hosting is a Yarn Bombing Los Angeles exhibition on Palm Walk at Lawton Plaza beginning October 14. Installation will be on October 12-13.
Please see below an OPEN CALL to submit crochet and knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Los Angeles installation.
Yarn Bombing Los Angeles is excited to announce the first of two upcoming projects at Loyola Marymount University.
Anti-Bullying and LGBTQ To raise awareness and promote understanding, Yarn Bombing Los Angeles will be staging a yarn bombing intervention in Lawton Plaza in conjunction with Hats for Hope series of events and activities.
We are seeking donations of: Knitted and Crocheted strips of Acrylic yarn 5 inches wide by 75 inches long in BLUE (for Anti-Bullying) and PURPLE (for LGBTQ)
Shipped strips are due to:
Darlyn Susan Yee
3826 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Public Stitching Party and Install
All are welcome to join us in stitching strips and installing the temporary art intervention on campus.
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90015
The installation will be on display October 12-26, 2019. The strips will later be laundered and assembled into blankets for donation to homeless service organizations.
Contact the Yarn Bombing Los Angeles project lead:
Darlyn Susan Yee
For more information about Yarn Bombing Los Angeles and their current and past projects, visit: http://www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com