New York, NY - May 4, 2012. Lion Brand Yarn Company is the yarn sponsor for the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new exhibit, "Craft Spoken Here". This is the museum's first special exhibition dedicated to crafting. Yesterday, Jessie Hemmons, a Philadelphia fiber artist known as the Philadelphia Yarn bomber, yarnbombed the facade of the museum's Perelman building using two of Lion Brand Yarn...
Lion Brand Yarn Studio Unveils 'Yarn is Art' Window Display in NYC
YouTube Video Showcases Creative Talents of Local Artist Who Created the Art Pieces All with Yarn.
New York- April 5, 2012- Lion Brand Yarn Studio, the retail store of Lion Brand Yarn Company, recently unveiled its new entirely yarn-crafted window display entitled "Yarn is Art". The display features recreations of three famous paintings with yarn as opposed to paint: Le Reve by Picasso, Sunflowers by Van Gogh, and LOVE by Robert Indiana, which now reads, YARN. The yarn art pieces were designed by Juliet Hone, a local artist who has knit pieces for the Lion Brand Yarn Studio's window display in the past as well.
The three framed fine art replicas are displayed in the window similar to an art gallery set up. The Lion Brand Yarn Studio changes its window displays every three months, focusing on inspiration rather than merchandise. Every window installation has a theme, which in the past has included a yarn-crafted recreation of Coney Island, the iconic "Greetings from New York City" postcard, and more. The window display has become a part of Union Square community; both locals and tourists shoot hundreds of photos of it every month.
Since the Lion Brand Yarn Studio has fans nationwide and overseas, the company has uploaded a video on YouTube that shows the transformation from concept to completed art. "Over the years there have been so many questions about the creative process of the window. People find it hard to believe that it is all made by hand, so we thought we’d give our loyal fans a sneak peek at the behind the scenes creative process,” said Patty Lyons, Director of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. The video can be viewed here:
About Lion Brand Yarn Studio: Since its grand opening in November 2008, Lion Brand Yarn Studio has become the premier yarn-crafting destination for New Yorkers as well as tourists. The Lion Brand Yarn Studio has also taught over 5,300 students since classes started in January of 2009. To learn more about the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, visit LionBrandYarnStudio.com.
About Lion Brand Yarn Company: Founded in New York City, Lion Brand Yarn Company is a 134 year-old brand and America's oldest hand-knitting yarn brand. Throughout its history, Lion Brand has been at the forefront of yarn trends while consistently providing its customers with the finest quality products at affordable prices. Visit LionBrand.com.