Here I am again ☺
I still owe you pictures of the yarn bombed tree. In fact we had enough for three trees in the Physic Garden at the Dalgarno estate. Corner Nine organised and funded the project. We had a end of party project that almost blew me away, literally.
The tree we had planned to yarn bomb.
and a second one.
with a few details
and the third one which is my personal favourite.
I like the shape and the smooth surface which shows off the knitting much better as the rather knobby No 2 plus there is my daughters piece coincidentally joined with mine. Isn’t that romantic? There will be a joined piece of work of us forever in London, even if we are long gone (back to Austria, back to Austria, I am not overdramatising things, don’t worry)
Since a long time I am dreaming of leaving a footprint in London by yarn bombing something . But I didn’t know what, where, when or how. It is slightly overwhelming, I guess. Initially I thought of our nursery, kind of on the last day before we left for good. But they closed it so that would not be that impressive, would it.
If you don’t know what yarn bombing is, just look at Lorna and Jill’s website. They are two yarn bombing sisters and my super heros and do amazing stuff.
But then, a couple of months ago a friend of mine asked me if I was interested to be part of a yarn bombing community project. Of course I was.
Corner 9, a local charity which offers arts and crafts projects, has set up a workshop over 4 Saturdays where a lovely and pretty but slightly tired and forgetful tutor will help those who need it to knit up some rectangles which will then be sewn together by said tutor and hopefully some lovely helpers to wrap a warm and colourful coat, scarf or however you want to call it around a sad little dead tree:
After 4 weeks of hard work there will be a little celebration in the garden where we can all admire the result of our collective work. I am really looking forward to it and I am hoping to see many people there (not only because I realised how little knitting time I have these days 🙂 )
So if you live in the area and want to be part of it, bring your family and your needles and get knitting! On two of the four sessions there will even be a creche provided, you will find all information on the Corner 9 website.
If you live far away, no need to book a flight to admire our work, I promise I will post a picture of the result 🙂