A group called Suspension of Disbelief is currently running an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to try to raise enough money for supplies to build a largescale crochet playground for Burning Man 2014.
About the Crochet Playground Plan
The crochet playground will be built for display at Burning Man 2014 as well as smaller events throughout the Pacific Northwest. It will not be burned at the end of Burning Man 2014.
From the fundraiser:
“We’re Suspension of Disbelief, a group of crafty folk, from all over the world. Some of us are Burning man attendees, some not – and our numbers are growing everyday! We all love art and crafts that engage community and interaction and we’re ready to share our own. We’re building a larger than life, hand crocheted, playground for all ages. But we need your help.”
“Hopefully it will spark something in folks who’ve never considered themselves “artists” to see the creative process in a whole new way and perhaps encourage them to participate in this or some other community art project.”
What Funders Are Getting In Return
Besides knowing that you’re contributing to a cool crochet art project for Burning Man, funding this project through Indiegogo can get you …
A fingerless crochet wrist wallet, a crochet water bottle cozy, crochet pendant necklaces and more
Funders at the $100 level can get “A piece of Suspension of Disbelief for your very own. These beautiful pieces average 4 to 6 feet across and make beautiful wall hangings or lovely throw rugs. Once back from the playa, we’ll hand select panels from the structure itself and deliver it to you, complete with playa-dust and love.”
Other Crochet Playgrounds
When I first saw the largescale crochet playgrounds of crochet artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam I thought that those were the only ones in the world. But playgrounds, or nets similar to playgrounds, have popped up on the periphery of my awareness repeatedly ever since.
Alligator crochet playground by Olek, in Brazil
Ernesto Neto crochet net art piece that looks like crochet playgrounds
Crochet nets from Austrian/Croatian design collective Numen
Crochet Hammock Dome via CargoCollective, also done for Burning Man