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Team From Houston Knits Large Sweater for a Volkswagen Bug


Houston - Texas, May 13, 2005 - Roughly 7 miles of Lion Brand Yarn was used to knit a cozy/sweater for a Volkswagen Beetle. The team of knitters from the Houston Center For Contemporary Art was lead by Frances Trotter the resident fiber artist at the center. The knitting project started in early April of 2005 and is scheduled to be completed in time for the annual “Art Car Weekend” and “Art Car Parade”, which runs from May 13-15, 2005 in Houston Texas.

“I’m fairly certain that this is the first time Lion Brand yarn has been used to make a cozy for a car.” said Ilana Rabinowitz director of consumer marketing for Lion Brand Yarn “This car is going to be a real crowd pleaser at the Houston Art Car Parade.”

Photos of the car and Frances Trotter infront of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, can be viewed online at

About Lion Brand Yarn
Lion Brand Yarn Company, a 127-year-old entity, is America’s oldest hand knitting yarn company. Founded in 1878, the company began operation in New York and has been a leading supplier of quality hand knitting and crochet yarns ever since. Throughout its history, Lion Brand Yarn has been at the forefront of yarn trends while consistently providing its customers with the highest quality product, service and inspiration. Its Web site,, offers over 500 free patterns, as well as instructions to teach people to knit and crochet.

About the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Education is the driving force behind the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. The Craft Center continues to provide tours and be a popular destination for school children of all ages from most of the Houston area school districts, as well as many community organization. More info can be viewed online at

About the EV1.Net Art Car Weekend
What began in 1988 with 40 decorated vehicles and a handful of onlookers has grown into an event of unprecedented scale attracting participants, spectators and media from all over the world, making Houston ground zero of an international phenomenon. For hundreds of car artists from across the county the art car parade is a communal celebration and a chance to show their work to an estimated 250,000 people. Scores of lowrider, classic cars, costumed roller skaters, musicians on floats, art bicyclists, hot-rodders, and hard-to-classify rolling contraptions join in and shine in the spotlight. More info can be viewed online at

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Ilana Rabinowitz


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