Lion Brand Will Sponsor the First World Maker Faire New York

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Lion Brand Yarn Company sponsors a yarn bombed rocket ship at World Maker Faire New York, a yarn covered car, plus free knit and crochet lessons, to be held at their booth.

Lion Brand Yarn Company (http://www.Lionbrand.com) is sponsoring the first World Maker Faire New York September 25 & 26th 2010, which will take place at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. In addition to a busy schedule of free classes at the Lion Brand booth, the company is sponsoring two “makers”: Robyn Love, who is “yarn bombing” one of the rocket ships at the museum and Amy Caterina, who created a car cover made entirely of Fun Fur yarn.

At the Lion Brand booth, attendees will be offered free knit and crochet lessons, as well as machine knitting and weaving demonstrations. Visitors will have an opportunity to create make and take projects that include friendship bracelets, bangles and tassels. The Lion Brand booth will include a display of a yarn crafted cityscape with the Coney Island Cyclone and Wonder Wheel, as well as landmark buildings such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.

At the rocket ship a trail of over 300 knit and crocheted squares will be attached to flow from the rocket. This interactive exhibit will allow visitors to write notes and pin them to the yarn crafted trail of squares with their personal “message to the universe.” After the event, the squares will be recreated into afghans to donate to the Warm Up America! Foundation.

About Lion Brand Yarn Company
Lion Brand Yarn Company is a 132-year-old entity and is America's oldest hand knitting yarn brand. Founded in 1878, the company began operation in New York and has been a leading supplier of quality hand-knitting and crochet yarns ever since. Throughout its history, Lion Brand Yarn has been at the forefront of yarn trends while consistently providing its customers with the highest quality product, service and inspiration.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is an event organized by Reilly Media. It is an inspirational and instructional event that celebrates creativity and innovation in the areas (and intersections of) craft, technology, design, performance, science and engineering. It is designed to unite, inspire, inform, and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative and resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. We call these people "Makers."

Media contact:
Ilana Rabinowitz
Lion Brand Yarn Company
34 West 15th Street
New York, NY
10011
1-212-243-8993 ext. 135

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