Saturday, April 30, 2011

Yarnbombing: Success and Loss

We had such an amazing time Thursday night at The Western New York Book Arts Center! There was a great turn out and folks were really excited to engage in the process. The piece was finished and went up yesterday morning, but by this morning, it was already gone. I can only hope that someone who needed it to keep warm got a hold of it. I guess if you see someone wearing a super colorful patchwork "blanket" you'll know where it came from!

With the help of some new friends I now have many plans for public art fiber projects in the coming weeks. So stay tuned! In the meantime a few pictures of the process and the results.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yarnbombing: Thursday April 28 @WNYBAC

Hello friends. Sorry I've been missing for a little while. My camera refuses to turn on and while I research a new one (suggestions please!) I've not been able to photograph all the fun stuff I've been working on.

In the meantime, I wanted to share this awesome video of a Paris yarnbomb. Yarnbombing (or Yarn Graffiti) is a non-permanent form of public art. In this video, artist juliana santacruz herrera uses fiber to transform the potholes in her area.

I'll be teaching a crash course in yarn bombing this Thursday, April 28 from 7-10pm at the Western New York Book Arts Center.

You don't need to know to knit or crochet to participate! I'll be giving introductory lessons and we'll be talking about ideas for June 11th INTERNATIONAL Yarn Bombing Day! The cost is only a $5 donation and we will have yarn and needles/hooks on hand (if you have your own please bring them so we can accommodate as many people as possible) so all you need to do is bring some creativity!

Hope to see you there!