We have been given the wonderful opportunity to create a piece of art that celebrates the beauty of Monterey Bay's underwater environment and we need your help to do this. Our focus for this project will be the life found in the kelp forests found just off shore.
Hopkins Marine Station is renovating a new lab, on it's site next to the Aquarium, and a space in the two level atrium has been set aside for our life-size knitted & crocheted kelp forest exhibit.
If you are interested in helping us, we would welcome your contribution. We are asking for knitted or crocheted objects that are inspired by the kelp forest. Try your hand at making jellyfish, sea stars, snails, nudibranchs, octopi, fish, eels or any other critter that may be found in the kelp forest. Or , if you're feeling really adventurous, how about tackling a swimming sea otter, a diving cormorant or a prehistoric looking Mola Mola. For inspiration check out the Crocheted Coral Reef and check out the Monterey Aquarium's Kelp Forest Exhibit
This will be a competition, with every entry being entered in to a drawing. Also prizes will be given to our favorite pieces, decided by a small panel of judges.
All contributions should be sent to Dawn at The Twisted Stitch in Monterey.
We'll post some photos of ideas & contributions as we receive them.