Sunday, December 27, 2009

Leg Warmers to good use

Hello there!

Recently the Ladies made a bold move and decided to put up our biggest tag to date. Maybe some of you even hear about it on the news.

LFS made 7 foot by 7 foot leg warmers for our very own alien dancers outside the Denver Convention Center. We decided they needed to bundle up a bit for the winter time.






7 News came along at 3 AM with us as your ladies attempted their most illegal tagging ever.

Find the 7 News story and the video here:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/21667917/detail.html



Here's a BBC link: (Isn't that cool!? We made it on the BBC)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/newsbeat/newsid_8381000/8381910.stm


We just recently heard about what happened to our leg warmers after they were taken down (being up only till 7:45 AM). And we'd really like to share it with you. Check it out!

Here's an email from The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs:

Hello,

I just wanted to let you know how cool I thought the leg warmers were that you all made and put on the Dancing Statues outside of the DCPA! I coordinate homeless outreach efforts for the City of Denver and was contacted by a woman I work with in the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA). After the grounds keepers took your leg warmers off of the dancers, they ended up in the DOCA. My colleague was telling me about them and how they didn't know what to do with them and if we had any use for them. I asked one of our women's overnight shelters, The Delores Project, if they could use them as blankets on their beds for the women they serve. They agreed, and when I showed the ED of Delores your art, she absolutely loved it and was so thrilled to be getting these works of art to share with the women.

I know that wasn't your original intent and I'm sorry the art couldn't stay up on the statues longer, but I just wanted to let you know where they ended up. They will be put to good use at the shelter.

Thanks!



We could not be any happier that our work ended up in a good place. We just love that this happened!!!

Love,

LFS

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Streetlab Show Amsterdam

The Ladies Fancywork Society was pleased to be invited to participate in the Shapes, Forms and Other Things exhibit at the Streetlab space on Postjesweg in Amsterdam. Here are some photos of our installation there.

xo-Edie

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Transcontinental Fancywork Meetup

Here are some much-awaited photos from our recent Amsterdam art show and Transcontinental Fancywork Meetup featuring members from Amsterdam and Denver.

-Edie














Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Half Double

The Ladies Fancywork Society is happy to announce our upcoming art show at Wolf & Pack in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What??!!?? Did you say the New Yorker!

Yes we did. That's right, your Ladies have made it into the New Yorker. SWEET!

check it out....


http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2009/08/yarn-bombers.html

We are so excited about our appreance in the new book "Yarn Booming". And Denver's very own Fancy Tiger Craft is throwing a book release party.

Check out the flier.

If you have chance on Sept. 4th, come down to Fancy Tiger and say HI!! And look out for the GREAT new book "Yarn Bombing"

We'd love to see you there!!!

Love your ladies.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Website!

The Ladies Fancywork Society has a new, simpler, more beautiful website. Everyone needs to clean house once in a while, and it was getting kind of cluttered.


Love, the LFS

Friday, May 22, 2009

Podcasts...the new rage!

The Ladies expanded our technology knowledge and did another interview...Podcast Style!

You heard right, we experienced our very first LIVE podcast, and it was great. Well...we had fun and we think we did great, so hopefully it was great. He he...

Ester, Lucy Lynn and our newest member Evelyn made it all the way over to Arvada to discover a great new yarn shop called Knit Knack.




We missed Jeanne Lois and the rest of our international members, they couldn't make it, but they were in our hearts all night.

We did the podcast interview with this great lady named Marly. Man does she love to craft! And we loved her for it. It had a wonderful chat (our hour long chat) with her about what we Ladies do in Denver, and about crochet in general. It was nice to talk to someone who wanted to talk nerd with us (crafty nerd talk!), instead of talking about cops and trespassing. Thanks Marly.

We really did have a fantastic time with her and found the shop to be just delightful. Even though the store was long closed when we did our interview, leave it to us ladies to find a way to buy yarn. Which we did.



If you'd like to listen to our chat with Marly, we've added a link so you can do just that.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/YarnThing/2009/05/15/Crochet-with-the-Ladies-Fancy-Work-Society

Thanks for the love Marly and Knit Knack!