For this display, the designers wanted to evoke feelings of summer, and glorify the ocean and its contributions to New York’s cityscape by creating fantasy representations of marine life. In the shop window, a knit and crocheted mermaid floats among sea kelp with seahorses and jellyfish, while a large crocheted Octopus guards a treasure chest amid the coral bed with starfish and crustaceans.
With the idea of celebrating New York waterfronts, the mermaid piece pays homage to the annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, which is a public artistic celebration of seaside rituals and mythological sea life; it’s Coney Island’s traditional kick off to the summer. Coney Island also houses the New York Aquarium, another highly trafficked place in the summer, and is home to about 300 marine species.
“After Superstorm Sandy, we will never look at water the same, but fortunately we’re rebuilding the shorelines so that our beaches and aquarium will once again be a place for people to enjoy this summer. This window is a tribute to that hope,” said Patty Lyons, Lion Brand Yarn Studio Director. This aquatic themed window was knit and crocheted by fiber artists Juliet Hone, Nathan Vincent, and Samantha Smith.
The “Under the Sea” themed window will be on display at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio on 34 West 15th street through the end of August.
About Lion Brand Yarn Studio:
Since its grand opening in November 2008, Lion Brand Yarn Studio has become the premier yarn-crafting destination for New Yorkers as well as tourists. The Lion Brand Yarn Studio has also taught over 5,300 students since classes started in January of 2009
About Lion Brand Yarn Company:
Founded in New York City, Lion Brand Yarn Company is a 135 year-old brand and America's oldest hand-knitting yarn brand. Throughout its history, Lion Brand has been at the forefront of yarn trends while consistently providing its customers with the finest quality products at affordable prices.
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