Friday, May 28, 2010

Welcome to the Yarn Bombed Textile Museum of Canada!

The install was a great success! The Textile Museum has received positive feedback and during the install, many people stopped to ask questions and snap pictures.

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated! Thank you to Claire P for helping with the install!

Now, all you Yarn Bombers who work in the dead of the night…. Please add to the piece! We are very hopeful that this is a work in progress. Visit the museum and leave a little something!

Now for the pictures, pictures, pictures….

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!!

Wow, I have a lot of pictures to put up today…

First the last of the submissions:

A handmade breakfast courtesy of Ottawa based knit artist Greta Grip. It kind of made my day!

Thanks to Claudia Ross for her colourful and spring like squares:

Linda Love hand delivered her submission of some wonderful dangle-y leaves and a very special crown:

Tangle! What an amazing piece you submitted:

All the way from Vancouver – pretty in purple squares from Momoko Ito:

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project. As you will see in the next pictures the piece is just looking fabulous!

We had a little assembly party! Thank you to Textile Museum Chair Ann Posen for donating her amazing condo as headquarters for the event. Thank you to Tamaralda, GlennaC and LadyLungDoc for all lending their hands, cookies and good conversation to assembling the bulk of the piece. It looks amazing and it was a great time!

The assembly continues at Fibre Person's house in preparation for the install that’s coming up this week! Watch for many more pictures of the install!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tick-Tock Tick-Tock!

We have received some amazing and beautiful submissions this week that I would like to share with you…

First of all a HUGE “Thank You” to Knitting Teacher Leslie at Subway Academy II in Toronto whose students donated an amazing array of beautiful swatches of all shapes and sizes! So, thanks to:

Emma Egedy, Alena Ganelina, Kelvin Lopes, Jessica Martin,
Erica Pich, Tiffany Saint, Rebecca Shreck, Lisa Smith and
Brittney Venedam.

You guys are amazing and this is such a great donation for the project – keep on crafting!

Mixed Media Textile Artist Wendy Feldberg sent us an amazing crochet crown – WOW:

Beautiful and breathtaking work from Heart Felt - please check out her blog - amazing:

Thank you to everyone for your submissions they are all amazing! As always keep on checking back for updates and pics: Fibre Person, Fibre Lab and Strand News….

Friday, May 7, 2010

Textiles, Textiles, Rah, Rah, Rah!!!

We are so excited about the response we’re getting for the yarn bombing at the Textile Museum! We are receiving packages everyday now from as far away as England and New York City.

We would like to rally the Toronto/GTA folks – there’s still time and so far, we haven’t received much from the T.O./GTA crafty folk, come on guys! Get those pieces in the mail…

A BIG thank you to Julia Bryant for making this lovely Tunisian Crochet Canadian Flag:

Meadowstitch has sent a very sweet little package from Norfolk, England – Merci!

We were delighted to open this package from Rebecca Crochet and have a whole pile of crocheted violets tumble out:

We have re-discovered the glory of the Pom-pom and made another bike rack cover:

The deadline to get stuff to us is fast approaching (May 15). Please send your submissions to:

Alisa McRonald
23 Murdock Ave.
Toronto, ON M4C 1E3

Keep checking back to Fibre Person, Fibre Lab and Strand News for more details and updates.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Yarn Bombing is the best!

Hurray for Yarn Bombing!

We are so excited that the word is out and that the entries are rolling in! Thank you to all of our global – yes, GLOBAL – yarn bombing friends for reposting and writing about this project.

Thank you to (THE source for any thing and everything yarn-y) and Meadowstitch for the mention!

Some entries so far:

Magpie and Cake was kind enough to submit this beautiful sparkly and textural square:

Grandmother’s Legacy has treated us to this rainbow beauty:

A special thank you to the Savvy Girls for donating this mountain of felted goodness. Please stay tuned – Deborah was kind and super enough to interview me about this project for an upcoming episode of the Savvy Girls Podcast! I will keep you posted as to when you can take a listen.

Please seek out Tamaralda on Ravelry who has been kind enough to figure out how to crochet letters, here is her crocheted version of the best word in the English language:

Please keep checking the Textile Museum Volunteer blog for updates and info and keep an eye on this blog too!

Another bit of news is that Fibreperson has started gearing up for dying some yarns and roving for Fibre Lab. She took a trip to G & S Dyes and has been skeining and tying un-dyed yarns. Keep posted here for updates on colours and colourways!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Yarn Bombing at the Textile Museum of Canada

Hello Fellow Yarn Bombers,

We are excited to announce a special project we're working on with the Textile Museum of Canada. As patrons of the museum we've noticed that there is fairly low visibility from street. After talking with one of the museum Board Chairs, and observing the many city bike racks and planter in front of the museum we decided that it would be fun to form a crew and "yarn bomb" the racks and planter.

Yarn Bombing is the act of re-claiming boring, sterile areas by creating colourful knitted, crocheted, woven, macrame, etc. covers or cozies out of yarn. Usually a group of yarn lovers will form a group or "crew", make the cozies, and do the installation late at night - creating an overnight transformation of a space.

We are planning a large project for the front of the museum for both the planter and the bike racks.

Our plan is to decorate the planter and bike racks with a large cozy made up of a multitude of swatches and add “flowers”, and other adornments to the existing foliage.

If you are interested in submitting knitted, woven, quilted or crocheted items such as flowers, swatches, granny squares, amigarumi, etc., please mail them to the address below by May 15th! We would love to get this project up in time for the Museum’s annual Yardage Sale.

Please be advised that your submissions cannot be returned to you.

If you are interested in sending swatches please do not send any that are bigger than 7" square. Please have fun with textures, colours, fibres and applications.

If you have any questions, we invite you to contact at:

Address for submissions:
Alisa McRonald
23 Murdock Ave
Toronto, ON M4C 1E3
Attn: Yarn Bombing

You may include your name… or you may remain anonymous, if you wish.
Contributions and participation will be acknowledged on the Textile Museum Volunteer Blog.

To read more about yarn bombing please see the link below:
Yarn Bombing Wiki

You do not have to be in Toronto or even Canada to participate, this is open to anyone! Keep checking this blog for more info and pictures as the project develops. You can also check out fibreperson's blog for info.

This "teaser" was installed last week at the museum:

Thank you!