Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga Is Calling All Knitters!

By Erika Heet / Published by Dwell
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As part of Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga's audience-interactive atelier on the show floor, she will be creating and donating handcrafted blankets as part of “Move-in Kits” with basic furnishings to Los Angeles–area shelters. Tanya is seeking knitters from Los Angeles and beyond to send in a blanket you have created of any size, color, pattern, and material you can imagine to be a part of this endeavor. Get your knit on and bring some warmth to the recently housed.

The items in the "Move-in Kits" will include a modular stool and side table, a knit blanket and wall art. The United Way and PATH, People Assisting the Homeless, will be placing 300 homeless individuals in permanent housing in Los Angeles this June—100 of whom are from Skid Row. During Dwell on Design, we will be fabricating the components of the "Move-in Kits" with audience participation.

But we need your help! We need 300 knit blankets. It is important for us to include handmade touches in the kits, and a knit blanket helps make a space a home. Please mail in your hand-knit blanket by June 10 to:

Tanya Aguiniga

DOD Move-in Kits

3245 Casitas Ave. Suite 110

Los Angeles, CA 90039

Please include a small note or card with your name on it so the recipient can know who made it.

To let us know that you we can count on your help or with any questions, please contact: Tanya@aguinigadesign.com

This article was originally published on April 25, 2013 on our sister site, Dwell on Design.

Erika Heet


Erika Heet has been working in publishing for more than 20 years, including years spent as a senior editor at Architectural Digest and Robb Report. She has written for Architectural Digest, Robb Report, Interiors, Bon Appétit, Sierra Magazine, and The Berkeley Fiction Review. She recently wrote the foreword to New Tropical Classics: Hawaiian Homes by Shay Zak. She lives in a Topanga cabin with her artist husband and two children.

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