This weeks blog post is a follow up on a community yarn bombing project that I have been following on Bruny Island Tasmania. These colourful knitted and crocheted, yarn bombs where produced by a group of highly talented crafters, who are part of an elderly citizens respite group called BIRCH. This talented group have been yarn bombing the Jane Finn community room at the Alonnah Health Centre on Bruny Island, an Island in the Southern Ocean, off the coast of Southern Tasmania in Australia.
Yarn bombed light pole. Covered in knitting.Yarn bombed rocking chair.Yarn bombing this banana confused a few people when they approached the fruit bowl.Yarn bombed poles & front door.Yarn trail fence.Yarn bombed side lane in Port Adelaide. Yarn bombed by a large group of local women. Using crochet, knitting & craft super powers.I yarn bombed this pole at night using my car headlamps for light.
I WAS KNITTING IN FRONT OF THE TV WHEN I GOT THE URGE TO ENGAGE IN SOME KNITTING ANARCHY. I HEADED DOWN MY STREET WITH A BIG PIECE OF KNITTING & SOME CABLE TIES & CREATED SOME STREET ART ON MY STREET.A LADY IN A TRACKSUIT & FLUFFY SLIPPERS GAVE ME THE HAIRY EYEBALL WHILE I WAS TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF MY STREET CRAFT, BUT SHE SAID NOTHING & SHUFFLED OFF QUIETLY.IT WAS DUSK & I TRIED TO TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOGRAPHS BEFORE NIGHTFALL JUST IN CASE IT GETS TAKEN DOWN BY EITHER THE LOCAL TEENAGERS OR THE COUNCIL.I WON’T BE SAD IF IT GETS REMOVED, JUST SO LONG AS A FEW PEOPLE SEE IT FIRST & IT HOPEFULLY MAKES THEM SMILE. IF IT IS LEFT ALONE THEN I WILL KEEP AN EYE ON IT & IF OR WHEN IT GETS FADED & TATTERED THEN I’LL CUT IT DOWN MYSELF AS I LIKE TO PROPERLY MAINTAIN MY YARN BOMBING.