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 !
Progress on the yarnbomb for the Rainbow tree has stuttered to a stop as I prepare to leave for Queensland to prepare for our wedding.
There shall be a flurry of stitching after the big day and everything returns to semi-normal :)
This photo gives you an idea of my pattern. I am currently writing this it down to share (with the help of some friends). It will be available for all crocheters to play with. It will not have the instructions for covering a tree (!), but can be used for a blanket or cushion.
See you on the other side of the wedding day,
Queen Babs <3
Two of the three tree bases in the NCIE yarnbomb are finished! The last one has begun.
This is quite a big job when you realise they are approximately 50cm wide and 180cm long or more! All knitted or crocheted by hand...
The Rainbow tree, pictured left, is double crochet using 2 strands of 8 ply with a 4.5mm hook so it is thick and colourful. Rows of contrasting bobbles poke out in a pleasingly lumpy-bumpy way.
Feeling like the slow but steady turtle eating up the centimetres stitch by stitch...
Find colour in your life today!
Queen Babs :)