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!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010