Stacy Cantrell

Thursday 6/21 10:00AM | FREE | The Parks at Walter Reed
Friday 6/22 10:00AM | FREE | The Parks at Walter Reed
Saturday 6/23 10:00AM | FREE | The Parks at Walter Reed
Sunday 6/24 10:00AM | FREE | The Parks at Walter Reed
Event Information

"By The People Yarn-Bomb". Come join us for a meet up! Knitting and crocheting together to make unique, beautiful yarn-bomb creations by the people, for the people. Click below to learn how to participate.

 

This exciting fiber project will honor and pay tribute to the hard working nurses who served at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center over the years. We will be joining individually made pieces with color palettes reflective of color coded caring by nurses in an army of shapes on natural and/or man-made columns. 

 

Yarn Bomb Participation Information:

We need knitters & crocheters of all ages and skill levels to make colored strips for 14 large trees with common colors of nursing/medical scrub. Each strip will measure six inches by (various lengths). As long as the strips are the required dimensions, you can knit/crochet them in any pattern/stitch you want. Get creative!

Sign up to create a strip here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4daaa723a20-select (choose a size and color). 

Join us for a meet up or create on your own. Yarn will be supplied at meet up events.

If you'd like to start creating with your own yarn, please use the following:  Red Heart Super Saver and Super Saver Jumbo brand in Soft Navy, Windsor Blue, Royal, Light Blue, Paddy Green, Turqua, White and  Burgundy. ​

Yarn creations must be completed and turned in for assembly and installation by June 15, 2018. 

Drop off locations tba. Contact bythepeople@halcyonhouse.org for more information.

 

Upcoming Yarn Bomb Meet Ups
Yarn will be supplied! 

May 9th (Wednesday) at Halcyon Arts Lab (Historic Fillmore School) from 6PM - 8PM
1801 35th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 - Main entrance is located in the back of the building.
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May 12th (Saturday)
Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library from 1:30PM - 5:00PM
7420 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012
Room: SPK Conference Room 3
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May 21th (Monday)
Halcyon Arts Lab (Historic Fillmore School) from 6PM - 9PM
1801 35th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 - Main entrance is located in the back of the building.
Map

 

May 27th (Sunday)
The Lemon Collective from 2PM - 4PM
3807, 3015 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
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May 30th (Wednesday) 
Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library from 6:00PM - 8:30PM
7420 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012
Room: SPK Meeting Room 2
Map

 

June 3rd (Sunday)
Halcyon Arts Lab (Historic Fillmore School) from 2PM - 5PM
1801 35th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 - Main entrance is located in the back of the building.
Map

 

June 7th (Thursday) 
Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library from 6:00PM - 8:30PM
7420 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012
Room: SPK Meeting Room 2
Map

 

June 14th (Thursday) 
Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library from 6:00PM - 8:30PM
7420 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012
Room: SPK Meeting Room 2
Map

 

 

Stacy Cantrell learned to crochet at the age of 4 and developed into a free-form crochet artist who loves to create three-dimensional works. She brings a sense of amazement into her work with elements of realism. Her sculptural crochet is substantially more than creating a fiber skin over a framework. She increases and decreases her stitches creating the curves, angles, and textures much like a potter pushing and pulling clay. Stacy has extensive experience working on community fiber and yarn bombing projects, which include teaching crochet, organizing work sessions, working with large groups and giving presentations. She worked on the Smithsonian Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Exhibition as a curatorial intern and featured artist where her free-form giant clam was showcased at the Putnam Museum of Natural History in Davenport, IA.

She participated in Artisphere’s internationally award winning Yarn Bomb sponsored by the Rosslyn BID. Stacy decorated the Rosslyn landscape with giant grapes, carrots, bananas and various geometric works. Again working with Artisphere, she was commissioned to create Andy Warhol inspired crochet bananas as a fundraiser to bring the Andy Warhol exhibition “Silver Clouds” to Rosslyn, VA. Stacy curated a yarn bomb and created a three-dimensional work for the Smith Center Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, DC, which was featured in USA Today. She's had a solo exhibition at the Pleasant Plains Workshop in DC along with many group exhibitions, two being in the prestigious Torpedo Factory.

Recently, she has produced a yarn-bomb for NPR (National Public Radio), and a grant winning traveling community fiber exhibition, and was invited to exhibit her sculptures at Vogue Knitting Live in New York. Stacy Cantrell holds an MBA and recently an MA degree in History of Decorative Arts from George Mason University in partnership with the Smithsonian Associates. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband and son, who both crochet and participate in her community fiber projects.