Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day (wwkipday.com) at Pérez Art Museum Miami with Fantastic Fibers Miami (fantasticfibersmiami.com). Fabric artists of all types are invited to come together on PAMM’s shaded Bayside Stair, drawing inspiration from the museum’s lush hanging gardens, iconic architecture and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, and one another. First-time knitters of all ages can try their hand at fabric art with special projects led by Fantastic Fibers Miami members.
“In every culture everywhere on Earth throughout all time, people have been, and still are weaving,” said Pamela Palma, founder of Fantastic Fibers Miami. “Currently there is a global resurgence of weaving and knitting as younger generations re-discover the endorphin producing processes of using one’s fingers creatively.”
Knitters are invited to make themselves at home on the build-in, bench seating of PAMM’s Bayside Stair, sit back in one of PAMM’s Adirondack chairs, or set up their favorite blankets or beach chairs. Verde restaurant, with seated dining and a quick grab-and-go café counter, and PAMM’s galleries are open from 10am-6pm (knitters will receive passes for complimentary admission; food and drink is available for purcahse). Knitters are welcome to work on independent projects, or contribute to a blanket that will be donated to for Lotus House women’s shelter by knitting 12-inch squares.
World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 in Europe as a way to connect individuals from what is often the solitary activity of knitting. Fantastic Fibers Miami (fantasticfibersmiami.com) provides a community for Miami-based fiber artists, and a forum in which to work together.