It’s only 23 days to International Yarn Bombing Day – do you have your arsenal ready?
What is a yarn bomb, you ask?
It’s where a regular person (or kinda regular person) prettifies the neighborhood by adding a bit of yarn here and there!
It’s a form of urban art (AKA graffiti). It’s also referred to as guerilla knitting.
Is this the most fun you’ve ever heard of?
Yarn bombing has been slowly creeping into my life. My first experience with it was on 4th street in Berkeley last summer. I saw this pole adorned with knitting – I loved it and had a photo taken of me and the pole. Together.
I have yet to see a whole covered tree, but people are doing it – look!
I’m just back from a lovely visit to North Carolina and now I’m off to teach in Bellingham, Washington. I am excited; Bellingham is the most darling little town and the surrounding area is spectacular! I am also going to finally have a chance to go to the La Connor Quilt Museum – something I’ve always wanted to do!
If you’re up north near Canada, Vancouver, or Seattle, Bellingham is a short and pretty drive away; and the weather is supposed to be nice for driving!
I want to invite you to attend the class or send your Up North friends to come to class on Saturday. I will be at wonderful Fourth Corner Quilts store and the class runs from 10:30 to 4:00. Contact the store to sign up at (360) 714-0070 – hope to see you there.
The chair class is definitely my most popular class, so if you couldn’t get into my class at The Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show this year, snap up the chance to come!
Thank you to my students for the visual inspirations – I am always enthralled and amazed to see their creativity in action!
I will show you more of Carol’s Santa Chairs soon! She made a series in the 12″ size. They’re amazing.