Soft Sculptures For the Hard Hearted

DIY at DIA

Last week I traveled back to my hometown of San Francisco, flying out of and back into the Denver International Airport (DIA). Before my departing flight, as I was on my way to the TSA checkpoint alongside one of those people-mover treadmill thingys, I came across a large display of work from local Colorado craftspeople.

DIA Handmade ColoradoThe start of the exhibit had a piece done by Denver’s very own Ladies’ Fancywork Society, whose needlecraft work I have seen and admired all over the city since I first arrived back in August.

DIA handmade sign

Needless to say, I was both excited and intrigued as I made my way past the various cases filled with examples of knitting, crochet, sewing, felting and other crafts.

DIA Crochet DisplayThen, somewhere in the middle of the long line of cases, I discovered a little cubicle set up for passengers and visitors to make their own contribution to the display.

Oh happy day, what a little paradise!

DIA DIY stopover craftsThe space provided seating, knitting needles (huge ones!) and a crochet hook, with little cans of yarn and hooks on which to hang the finished work. Several people had already made and hung their donations.

DIA DIY displaySo you KNOW I had to make something and hang it! I didn’t know how much time I would have to wait in the TSA line, so I whipped out  quick little tiny something in a couple of minutes.

DIA DIY Croshame 1st contribut'nSo that was satisfying and all, but on my trip back I decided I really wanted to show my appreciation to the Denver Airport and the Ladies Fancywork Society for giving the public a crafty respite, so on my plane ride back from San Francisco I made a pretty straightforward crocheted “Thank You” card.

DIA Croshame closestAfter touching down and collecting my baggage, I traveled back to the exhibit and put the ol’ girl up.

DIA Croshame <3

Going to SF was like a big chocolate cake, being back in Denver was the yummy icing, but putting my piece up in DIA was the big red cherry on top!

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3 responses

  1. That is awesome! I have walked by the display before but never had time to make something.

    February 25, 2013 at 11:30 am

  2. Fantastic! I love interactive exhibits etc like that!

    May 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

  3. jenni

    It would be awesome if Rockford, IL had this!

    October 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

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