It’s who we are. During the Bethlehem Art Walk, Love.Yarn.Shop. was creating a felted community rug in a paddling pool outside the shop.  Many thanks to the folks, young and not-as-young, who popped by to contribute to the rug.  It takes a lot of rolling, pounding, and just plain hard work to convince the fibers of roving to become one…similar to a community.  All the individual strands need to join together to become strong enough to create something bigger, sturdier, more resilient, and ultimately more appealing.  Certainly the rug is a metaphor for the diverse community of Bethlehem and hopefully a symbol for its future—colorful and artistic, but still a little rustic around the edges.