Yarn at Real Art Ways

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Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world.

Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art’s hottest trends.

After the film, the avid knitters of Madison Wool will be here in the Real Room to demonstrate spinning traditional and funky art yarn from a antique walking wheel!

"There is never a grey moment on screen, ensuring that, whatever the audience’s familiarity with yarn and its myriad uses, they will be entertained. Yet, this film’s value must be measured in more than entertainment. It is a dazzling hymn to resilience and an intoxicating call to action."

Olivia J. Kiers, Art New England

"You have almost certainly never seen a better documentary about yarn than "Yarn."... thread and string should be jealous."

Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

"The film offers fascinating insight into what yarn can do in the talented hands of those determined to elevate mere craft to high art."

Amy Brady, Village Voice