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Sunday, June 10, 2012

International Yarnbombing Day 2012

Hooray the day finally arrived and I was able to drive into town in the wee hours of June 9th and install my Yarnbombing creation.  Nan and her cousin joined me for the company and to bail me out if I was caught (so Billy says!).  It was a bit cold but not too bad and there was no one around, we just hoped the local police didn't decide to do a drive thru town whilst we/I was busy installing my creation.

Getting ready....

Checking that I have all the necessary gear....

It was coldish and dark....

Nan, bless her couldn't help herself and came along for the fun....

All Done! 

This is what I yarnbombed. I chose the Town Clock which is right at the start of the main street so it should get a bit of exposure and hopefully brighten up someones Saturday shopping day.

In the daylight....

After I showed the boys what I had been up to in the dark we went to Yungaburra where I added a piece to my ongoing yarnbombing project....

And then joined some friends from my Spinning and Weaving group 'The Coffee Drop Crafters' and we yarnbombed the shelter at Lake Eacham where we have our fortnightly meetings.

Shelley's fabulous creation....

Myself, Robin and Ula contributed to this one....

Robin, myself and Shelley....

So all in all it was a great day and we all had a lot of fun.  I am sure if you google International Yarnbombing Day you will see lots of pictures of more yarny goodness from all around the world. Here is the link to the Facebook page. Lots of lovely folk spreading the love of fibre and the joy of creating.

Will I do it again next year....ABSOLUTELY!!



  1. Please. Please. Please - COME BOMB MY HOUSE. I can't believe you made THREE FROGS for this. And the vines and the whole glorious, unbelievable concoction. I am astounded, bug-eyed, and I am not kidding about doing my house. What happens to the work over time and weather, now? Do the Official Sorts come and take it down? Surely not. G looked at it and said this is a kind of glorious, benign graffiti. Surprise art. What a gesture of love!

  2. How much fun is that and I love your crations. We are doing the KIP this friday with our local yarn store. WE are knitting in the park. My 7 year old and I do it together. She is the youngest knitter in our group.

    With All That I am
    Carrie "The Handmade Homemaker"

  3. Yay!!!! Look at all that knitting :) Well done - I bet you brightened up lots of days!

  4. I just love this whole idea. Would you really get in trouble for it? How can they be mad about making something more beautiful?

  5. Loving this Jenni......... just look at the smiles on you and Nan's faces - says it all.

  6. You've got some game, Jen, I've got to hand it to you!and so has your lovely Nan. Beautiful creations, especially the frogs - hope they're around a lot longer than our recently yarnbombed harbour area for our little arts festival. Someone came along next day and nicked the lot!Occupational hazard I guess. Have a great week, Jenni.x

  7. WOW!!! Amazing, Jenni! I love your creation! And all the other stuff - I can see why you had such fun.

  8. Oh wow they look awesome. I love seeing yarn bombing, it really brightens up the landscape.

  9. You must do it again next year!! Your yarn bombs are utterly gorgeous and I hope many folks took the time to stop and smile -- how could they not?

  10. So much yarny glory! Marvellous. And yes. Bless Nan!

  11. Oh wow! Stunning! Posting link on FB.

  12. Oh, you crazy and creative yarn bombers! All most excellent.

  13. The things you do!! :) So fun. Yours is so adorable!!! I love it!

    I love color..... I can't imagine a world without color.

  14. Stunning, I love all you yarnbombers, you make the world a smilier place.

  15. They were froggies! Gorgeous yarn bombing pieces you've made there. Glad no bailing out was necessary too! I might just have to aim to join in next year..

  16. Oh yes, please add my house to the queue of yarn bombing. I love, love, love this crazy, fun, beautiful, charming activity. How delightful it would be to encounter don't-really-even-see-them-anymore objects reinvented in the eyes of yarnbombers. I'd be late for whatever I was on my way to - stopped in my tracks to admire. And smile.

  17. Fantastic, I want to yarn bomb now - it looks like so much fun!

  18. Love it, Love it, Love it Jenni!


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