Sunday, February 24, 2013

Alnutt Park in City of Glen Eira [Victoria]

Another Yarn Corner project. I spent a lot of time knitting these 3 pieces, they were all HUGE trees, each piece the size of a small blanket.  Unfortunately, when it came time today to install all the pieces for a festival at Alnutt Park next Sunday, I was needed at the Op Shop and could not attend the installation.
Thankfully, other members were kind enough to install my pieces, and to photograph them too, so here you have  my latest Yarn Bomb.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Yarn Corner Stitches up CITY SQUARE [Melbourne] 2013

for the second year running, the yarn group I belong to, Yarn Corner, has worked on a project to brighten the City of Melbourne. The trees in City Square, and along Swanston Street are covered with knitting and crochet for a few weeks. This is done in co operation with the City of Melbourne, and is always during the month they promote awareness of urban trees, thru their Urban Forest Strategy .

I love this particular project, we used the Colours of the Rainbow, with all the trees in the Square in Rainbow stripes, and the trees in the Street each in a colour of the Rainbow.
My Granddaughter, LJ, is on holidays in Melbourne in January, so she always comes along to help out too.
My piece this year was just 3m long, and I shared a tree with another knitter. The Group hires a couple of scissor lifts and it takes a whole day to install.
I start out on a small ladder.....

and LJ does the hard bit, kneeling down to sew the bottom 1m in place.
When all the trees in the square are completed it looks like this....

Isn't that just amazing?
There are 14 more trees in Swanston Street, and each one looked spectacular, here are a few photos LJ took of them.

I love my Yarn Bombing, and my Yarn Corner friends, we meet regularly to chat, knit, crochet and exchange patterns and ideas.  Currently working on something HUGE for 2013 Royal Melbourne Show, and a lovely ongoing project with the Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Center at the Austin Hospital.
All our members also do a lot of charity knitting and crochet too, including baby blankets for KOGO.
[that's Knit One, Give One]
If you are in Melbourne before February 17th, pop down to City Square and have a look.

*most photos taken by LJ, others courtesy of members of the Yarn Corner

Thursday, January 31, 2013

fast forward 17 months.... heaps of projects, yards of yarn

I have sadly neglected my Yarn Bombing Blog, which is a great pity because 2012 was a wonderful year for me, and for the members of Yarn Corner, with lots of projects, including trees in Swanston Street {Melbourne} at City Square,  Poles for the Go Get! car hire group, huge 6ft Scissors for Spotlight, and our crowning glory 3 large trees and a TRACTOR at the Royal Melbourne Show,  followed by Christmas themed trees and bike racks for the City of Yarra mainly around the Fitzroy Swimming Pool.

so if you came across any of those in your travels around Melbourne, yes I played a small part in each one.

For 2013 I will update this blog regularly with photos of my endeavours to cover our wonderful city one tree, one pole, one bikerack at a time....