Knitting Circle with Artist-in-Residence Nancy Popp

July 20, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

POPP Hammock Installation_Lynden 2014 (1)

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

In preparation for artist-in-residence Nancy Popp's Inside/Outside performance and exhibition project with Paul Druecke at Lynden on July 26, she will be hosting a knitting circle--really more of a knit-a-thon--at Lynden. Popp is knitting a hammock from orange mason line, her signature material, to use in the performance, and she needs your help. The hammock will become part of a three-dimensional drawing created by climbing trees around Lynden's periphery and connecting them with mason line.

In addition to the hammock's associations with relaxation and sleep, Popp has more personal associations she brings to the knitting project. In April 2013 she suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. The period of recovery, in which a community of friends and loved ones cared for her as her bones worked themselves back together, became associated with networks, webs, and...knitting.

She now invites you to join her in making her Lynden hammock, and to return once the exhibition opens to rest from your labors in the hammock you helped make. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, and your thoughts to share, as we pass the hammock from knitter to knitter.

More information on the Inside/Outside project here.

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