Three of the tree yarnbombs and one bike rack yarnbomb is complete at the NCIE, George Street Redfern. More bike racks to go... 6 of them...plus pompoms and decorations to add.
I must have been crazy when I thought up this installation. My black and white drawings have come a long, long way. So many stitches by Yarnbombers United have grown to require massive hours of sewing together and then hours of installation.
Thank you all for your contribution so far.
Thanks to my mum and dad Valerie and Ken for helping out with installing the tree yarnbombs. My mum personally sewed 2 of the tree yarnbombs completely on her own...up and down that ladder, you should have seen it! Fabulous.
Soon we will also add the pompoms made by the After School Care program children at NCIE. That will make it even more special and a community art project and gift to Redfern. I invite you to come down and see the creativity and enjoy the colour.
And so we reach the pointy end of the NCIE installation!
This week I will be starting classes with local school children in crochet and pom-pom making. This ought to be an amazing experience. I am very excited.
A small group of us are gathering this weekend to sew the decorations to the bases and over the next 2-3 weeks we are preparing to install all the wonderful pieces crochet, knitted and created by Yarnbombers United. Lots of sewing to do.
So much effort and commitment by so many wonderfully creative people... Thanks to everyone. It is going to look wonderful!
Cheers all !
It's all systems go on the NCIE yarnbomb this week. Lots of lovely yarn was bought to help out Yarnbombers United and for the workshops involving 2 dozen local kids.
Our mailman has also been kept busy (I'm sure he wonders what all the parcels are) delivering yarnbombs, tree wraps, leaves, mandalas and pom-poms.
While many of us are beavering away feverishly on this project I introduced the idea of another project: 17 bike racks at Redfern train station. I had a colour idea in mind and our Yarnbombers United team lept at the chance to play. They really are amazing and talented people.
A rough count of naked street sign poles along the Cycleway on George Street, Redfern between Cleveland and Phillip Streets showed 8 are completed...so only 60 to go! :D This is a long term project.
I'm always thrilled with the sharing and support of crafty people and enthusiasts. May it continue to grow!
Have a great day,