Yarn bombing is an amazing way of using colourful displays of knitted and crocheted wool and yarn in many shapes and sizes to decorate and beautify a public area. A sort of 'fibre graffiti' if you will. Initially - around 2004/5 - the practice was used to cheer up cold and unfriendly places, pops of colour here and there, to lift the spirits of the local folk.
In Dallas, a clever crafter - her name is Meredith, has just hosted her Sheepish Bloom Drop, where her readers all over the world were invited to make up flowers and anything flower related and tie/hang/attach their makes wherever they wished. Pop over here, see the amazing flower creations ~ on gates and post boxes and door knobs ~ some with little notes attached with a kind word or two. A little message to bring a smile to a passer-by's face.
A magnificent tree resplendent in a crochet coat of many colours.
In August 2014, our very own Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria will be the location for a world record attempt for the largest yarn bomb! The aim is to cover the steps in crochet and knitted squares .... wow
After the event, the squares will be donated to various charity organisations to make many, many blankets.
So, it's time to pick up those needles and hooks and get busy. Just five or ten squares or however many, every one will make difference. All names will be noted and entered as part of the attempt. Here is the link to find out more and a Facebook Page called Yarn Indaba also has information.
we CAN do this!!
Let's place South Africa on the Yarn Bomb map!
Participate and help to set the record.
A wintery looking Voortrekker Monument ......
Can you imagine 22,000 multicoloured squares covering the steps? What an astounding sight it should be!
Have a brilliant day,