Knitting and Yarn Bombing
Calling all knitters, crocheters and Fibre Artists. We’re yarnbombing Maleny’s Maple Street again for Knitfest July 8th and 9th, 2017. (yes, we have permission to do this!)
What’s yarn-bombing, you ask? Yarn bombing, also known as guerrilla knitting, is a type of street art in yarn or fibre that adorns everyday objects with colourful knit or crochet panels. The results are stunning! This project will involve knitting/crocheting etc to cover large-scale objects, trees, light posts, bicycle racks, shop fronts and benches, in a 3 day Festival celebration. We also have some very spectacular art pieces that will be installed in the main street which are also made from fibre and yarn. No structure is safe with the Yarnbombers in town.
Volunteers are needed to help with knitting and crocheting the displays, installation & de-installation of displays, teaching beginners and other aspects of the project.
You can also donate yarn. Inexpensive worsted-weight acrylic yarn is preferred.
You can help from home, wherever you live.
What we need:
We need knitted or crocheted squares, rectangles, triangles, and circles. The pieces can be made of any colour, any pattern, any type of yarn or thread. The contributed pieces will be joined to cover the installations. Needle workers can get together with others to knit and crochet or work on their own. Contributions of unfinished knit and crochet projects or good quality knitted/crocheted jumpers, vests, baby items are also welcome.
Free Patterns available on our website.
It is an ideal project for classrooms, businesses, families and friends, with each person making one piece to be added to another to make a bigger project to engulf a tree trunk completely in a colourful wrap.
We will be holding free sessions at ‘The Garden’, 34 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, each Tuesday 10am – 12pm for participants to come and learn to knit or crochet. Bring some yarn, needles and hooks (usually size 4-5mm is a good start). We will also need a few experienced knitters and crocheters on-hand to help teach simple stitches to participants who might be novices or rusty on techniques like cast-on and cast-off. Please get in touch with us if you are willing to volunteer for any of the sessions to help demonstrate techniques or just rock up. They serve great coffee and yummy food and cater for vegans, vegetarians and lactose intolerant folk. If you need more details, contact Mob 0417626167
All work needs to be submitted in advance and installations will be displayed at Knitfest 2017. We like to acknowledge our contributors so please attach your name, suburb and phone no or email. Items may be posted or dropped off to our office at 41 Cooke Rd Witta, Qld, 4552. Closing date this year is June 30th, 2017.
Your yarn samples will be put together by our incredible team of volunteers. To volunteer at the event on July 8th and 9th, 2017, please go to our website and look under ‘Get Involved‘ – Volunteers, for details. www.knitfest.com.au