The first collaborative initiative of Project Brightspots is a community urban knitting installation. On June 20, installation took place on construction fencing, on/around features of the Visitor and Heritage Information Centre/Train Station on Father David Bauer Drive, as well as features within the Public Square.
The urban knitting installation incorporates over 500 knit and crocheted squares made by over 250 community members. Squares were created during scheduled knit-ins throughout the city as well as donated by community members from across the Region. Individual squares have been assembled into larger panels to showcase the skill, creativity, and engagement of the community.
Squares can also be seen in various locations in uptown Waterloo. As an initiative of the Waterloo culture plan, we encourage community members to take part in the installation by taking a picture with their favourite square and posting it to social media with the hashtag #pictureyourwaterloo.
Additional installations will take place over the summer. Community members are invited to continue to submit 30cm X 30cm (12" X 12") knitted or crocheted squares.All textures, all colours, all patterns of squares are welcome! We encourage you to be as creative as you'd like to be.