Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Exciting event happening in Multnomah Village this Friday, August 16th!  5-9pm

Anne Bocci Boutique (a few doors down from O'Connors)
7824 SW Capitol Hwy  Portland  97219

 I'll be selling my jewelry at the event - Jennifer Campbell Design - jewelry with a tale to tell...
The party is in the basement - wine, food, fun, shopping!!!!  What could be better?!

From Anne Bocci:
"This Friday is the anniversary of my boutique, Anne Bocci Boutique, which supports many local designers, including many emerging designers to get their first boutique presence. Michelle Lesniak winner of Project Runway, Season 11, is one of the key guests at the party, along with Jon Manning, photographer and film guy-specifically Founder, Producer/Director at Brightwater Media, Alicia Wood of the Ms. Wood line who was named Best Emerging Designer, and jewelry artist Jennifer C Campbell who's designs in found objects have a tale of their own, bringing mystery, romance and intrigue from a time gone by.

Jennifer Campbell
Jewelry with a tale to tell

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Yarn Bomb

Bridge for Blankets
If you've driven across the Willamette River in downtown Portland this month then you've probably noticed the yarn bomb on the Broadway Bridge.  I am so proud to claim that I played a small role in this grand project.  "Bridge For Blankets" is a public art project installed on the Broadway Bridge. The PDX Bridge Festival is celebrating the the 100th birthday of the Broadway Bridge.

There are currently four of these banners hanging on the Broadway Bridge.  Look very closely at the first block in the second row and you'll see a purple square in the yellow section.  That's my 12" knitted square.  Does that give you some idea of the size of this project? 

Bridge for Blankets is a service/installation project conceived and directed by Tyler Mackie, who grew up in my neighborhood of Maywood Park, a northeast Portland suburb, and I knew her long before she became this amazing artist.  She enlisted the help of over 200 knitters and purchased 840 skeins of Cascade Yarn Company's 220 super-wash wool yarn to complete these knitted 12" squares.  Tyler is still organizing fundraising events to cover the $5,600 cost of the yarn.  

 When the banners are removed later this month they will be taken apart and the 6' blankets will be distributed to the homeless through local agencies.  I am so proud of Tyler and feel fortunate to have been able to participate.