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.
The 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.
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.
Then, 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!
The 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.
So 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.
So 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.
After touching down and collecting my baggage, I traveled back to the exhibit and put the ol’ girl up.
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!
That is awesome! I have walked by the display before but never had time to make something.
February 25, 2013 at 11:30 am
Fantastic! I love interactive exhibits etc like that!
May 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm
It would be awesome if Rockford, IL had this!
October 25, 2013 at 10:48 am