LADIES FANCYWORK SOCIETY

Untied States

Tell Your Mom I Said Hi
Project Room
October 8th – October 29th

Ladies Fancywork Society is a group of covert yet overt artists with a penchant for cloaking and creating things with yarn. Their treehouse dungeon is located in Denver, Colorado but members operate in near secrecy far and wide, it’s possible your mom is a member.

We approached “leadership” about doing an exhibit and installation that would fully envelop one of our project rooms with their magic. After a couple visits to the space and what may have been a seance involving witch fingers, hula hoops and FaceTime they agreed to make it happen. We are excited to see what they have planned – Join us for the unveiling on Saturday, October 8th.

P.S. – Tell Your Mom I Said Hi

P.P.S – That’s the name of the exhibit

P.P.P.S – Don’t forget to tell your mom I said hi.

LFS is a great name – where did it come from?
It’s short for Ladies Fancywork Society. Most of the letters we chose came from the alphabet. If you put the letters together and sound them out you say the name of our group.

Yarn bombing is a somewhat harmless activity – have any tales of running from the police?
No. Only from that time we stabbed a guy. Not from yarn bombing. Also, people just assume that we’re supposed to do the thing we’re doing when they see us installing a piece. SO it’s pretty easy to get away with it 🙂

How many of you are in the collective? Any secret members?
4. And none of your business.

Tell us a bit about your work, career, school, city, ideas, etc
Nah. Pass.

What is more important – Content or technique?
They are both pretty key. Crochet is definitely a particular skill but we really try to focus LFS’s work on not just the craft but the story that we’re creating, so we’re constantly in a state of balancing both of these concepts.

How many hours do your pieces generally take to complete?
All of the hours. HahahahHHAAHHhahah *crazy laugh*

What are some of the responses you hear in regards to your work?
A lot of people say it makes them happy. One guy thought we were wasting zip ties. A few people want us to do
something more productive with our specific skill set. Many people have been surprised we’re not old ladies. Many of
our street artist peers are surprisingly receptive to our medium, which is pretty awesome to get such positive feed back
from people whose opinions we definitely respect.

What is currently influencing you that might surprise people?
We’re constantly influenced by our surroundings. Denver is awesome and so is the whole world. A lot of our art is site
specific so each piece is really influenced by its location. Basically we just free the piece from the yarn after it tells us
what it wants to be.

Describe your work environment – Music, TV, Movies, things you drink/smoke, time of day etc
Basement, Disney, Ludacris, alcohol, weed, Harry Potter, mushrooms, voodoo dolls, gnomes, sometimes mannequins, all the live long day. We call it our LFS Tree house Dungeon! Also: dancing, singing loud and talking over each other constantly. Finger licking. Ice cream, pizza, coffee, tea, cereal, stickers, sparkles, unicorns, glitter. Dirty concrete floors. Being a burrito. Home Depot. More alcohol. Tacos. Wet willies. More dancing. Zip ties. Sizzurp. Bath salts, the kind you
soak in. Bubbles!! Sea mammals. Color, all the colors. Pinkie swears. That’s my eyebrow! SCARE! Dog friends, park days. Belly buttons. Road trips. Gang tattoooos son! Late nights and pillow fights. LOLing….also crime. That’s about it!

Any plans to work with different materials?
No.

Anything art related you want to plug?

Check out our piece for Colorado Crush 16! 27th and Larimer. His name is Geoge and he wants to meet you.

If you could choose only one, would you rather be thought of as a great artist or a nice person?
A nice person. We like making people happy and sharing our high fives!

AVAILABLE ARTWORK

“Tell Your Mom I Said Hi”
Installation and artwork shots

BIG DADDY
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 40 x 20 x 80 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $2,250
Availability: Inquire

RAINBOW IS A GOOD COLOR
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 18 x 12 x 91 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $1,000
Availability: Inquire

I DON’T FRIGGIN’ GIVE A HECK
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 7 x 7 x 87 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $200
Availability: SOLD

I HEART BUTTS
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 10 x 10 x 84 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $375
Availability: Inquire

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 6 x 6 x 86 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $200
Availability: SOLD

HIGH FIVE
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 12 x 12 x 86 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $400
Availability: Sold

SPEW
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 10 x 10 x 96 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $375
Availability: Inquire

CAMEL TOE
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 11 x 11 x 85 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $300
Availability: Inquire

COOL DOLPHIN
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 9 x 9 x 85 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $225
Availability: Inquire

HI MOM
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 5 x 5 x 69 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $175
Availability: Inquire

BABBLE
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 6 x 6 x 67 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $200
Availability: Inquire

JUNK IN THE TRUNK
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 15 x 15 x 92 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $420
Availability: Inquire

WAFFLE
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 9 x 9 x 96 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $225
Availability: Inquire

HEY GURL
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 11 x 11 x 94 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $375
Availability: Inquire

STICKY ICKY
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 12 x 12 x 69 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $375
Availability: Inquire

WEIRDO
Media: Polyfoam, yarn, beads and mixed media
Size: 10 x 10 x 69 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $350
Availability: Inquire

LFINGS
Media: Polyfoam, yarn and mixed media
Size: 97 x 3 x 90 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $5,555.55
Availability: Inquire

C U NEXT TUEDAY
Media: Polyfoam, yarn and mixed media
Size: 13 x 13 x 100 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $750
Availability: Inquire

TWERK
Media: Polyfoam, yarn and mixed media
Size: 30 x 30 x 87 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $500
Availability: Inquire

SPLAT
Media: Polyfoam, yarn and mixed media
Size: 26 x 9 x 72 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $1,000
Availability: Inquire

BOYFRIEND
Media: Polyfoam, yarn and mixed media
Size: 16 x 21 x 48 inches
Year: 2016
Price: $1,000
Availability: Inquire

TOUCH ME
Media: Yarn pillow
Size: 14 inch diameter
Year: 2016
Price: $85
Availability: Inquire

FANCY
Media: Yarn pillow
Size: 16 inch diameter
Year: 2016
Price: $100
Availability: Inquire

POM
Media: Yarn pillow
Size: 16 inch diameter
Year: 2016
Price: $33
Availability: Inquire

POM POM
Media: Yarn pillow
Size: 16 inch diameter
Year: 2016
Price: $33
Availability: Sold

POM POM POM
Media: Yarn pillow
Size: 16 inch diameter
Year: 2016
Price: $33
Availability: Sold

GREMLIN
Media: Yarn pillow stick
Size: 16 inch diameter x 36 inches tall
Year: 2016
Price: $200
Availability: Inquire

GARGOYLE
Media: Yarn pillow stick
Size: 16 inch diameter x 36 inches tall
Year: 2016
Price: $225
Availability: Inquire