Alexandria, VA- What comes to mind when you think about someone who knits? fibre space, at 1319 Prince St. in Old Town, is bucking trends again, and this time with its mural of “fibre girl,” an out-of-this-world lady with a space helmet, a red dress and red boots.
Shop owner Danielle Romanetti received a grant from the city, which paid half for the $4,000 mural. Incidentally, fibre space will also celebrate its 10th anniversary this month!
“fibre girl is a fun retro lady, sitting atop her yarn planet,” Romanetti said. “She helps communicate how fun and hip the yarn world actually is. She fights the stereotype of an old lady in a rocking chair knitting, which is so far from the actual present day knitter or crocheter.”
The mural, which was was designed by Laura Spofford and painted by Matthew McMullen, was finished on June 28. McMullen also recently painted signage murals outside St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub on Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray.
In case you missed it, fibre girl is the second mural to be painted in the city in the last few weeks!