Installations

Atlassian 3D Mural

Mural collaboration by Strider Patton and Knits for Life at Atlassian’s San Francisco new headquarters, installed in November 2018. The three-dimensional piece marries string art (wool, Escutcheon pins), cut wood relief (pine plywood), and paint (low VOC acrylic paint). The string art pattern is an asterisk repeated over a grid, layered in six colors of

Knitted Billboard Vinyl Drapes for SFMOMA Event

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Globally renowned luminaries convened for an evening event at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on September 12, 2018. We partnered with Raiola Co. Event Design to hand knit a large 10- x 40-foot drape screen. Our task was to create a focal point using a sustainable material in line with the event’s sustainable ethos,

Organic Geometry: String Art

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Two string art installations from 2015 where organic and geometric forms interplay: A Major Minority at 1 AM street art gallery in San Francisco, CA and Surveillance at Claremont Art Studios in San Mateo, CA. Acrylic yarn and escutcheon pins. For more examples of our work, see our portfolio. To get in touch about a

Twitter OneTeam String Art

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Custom string art design and panels for Twitter’s OneTeam global summit, August 2018. Four 4- x 8-foot pine plywood panels, hand painted with acrylic paint and 1,200 hand-hammered steel nails. Ten PMS-matched colors of Peruvian highland wool. All images CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 by Jill Watt unless otherwise noted. For commercial use, please request image permission here. Follow our current

Google Bikes Yarn Bomb

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Custom yarn bombed bikes for Google Cloud offices in Sunnyvale, CA. Installed March 2018 in collaboration with Indiewalls. Hand knitted and crocheted elements, hand sewed onto bikes. 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Custom design with on-brand elements including Google Cloud handlebars and pedals, Google Maps pin seat cushion and Android fender bot. All images CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 by Jill

Curiodyssey Museum Yarnbomb

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Original concept and hand made yarn bombs for Curiodyssey’s summer event, Bubbles & Rainbows, July 2018. 20 knitted beach ball yarn bombs. 2 crocheted animals, each 4 feet tall. 3 knitted rainbow bubble juice hand rail yarn bombs. Knitted elements made on a Brother KH-270 bulky electronic machine. Crocheted elements free form crocheted. See more project

Love Is Love String Art Mural at Twitter HQ

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#LoveIsLove String Art Mural at The Lodge at Twitter HQ in San Francisco, California Installed over 4 days in July 1017 and unveiled during SF Pride Over 6,200 nails on a 2 x 2 inch grid over 23 x 8 feet 17 colors of 100% Peruvian Highland Wool Custom design with a tessellated, overlapping pattern

Sting Art Mural at N3twork

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Custom string art mural reception wall activation Located at N3twork HQ in San Francisco, California 30 x 8 ft Acrylic yarn and escutcheon pins All design and installation work completed by Lorna and Jill Watt of Knits for Life.

Knitting the Commons: Chameleons

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Knitting the Commons: Colorful Chameleons We yarn bombed two more clusters of sycamores in Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco as sea otters and chameleons for the Trust for Public Lands to celebrate the grand opening of the twin Helen Diller Playgrounds. This brings the menagerie to five different animals and 13 trees in total, not including

Knitting the Commons: Sea Otters

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Knitting the Commons: Playful Otters We yarn bombed two more clusters of sycamores in Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco as sea otters and chameleons for the Trust for Public Lands to celebrate the grand opening of the twin Helen Diller Playgrounds. This brings the menagerie to five different animals and 13 trees in total, not including