Calling all knitters, crocheters and Fibre Artists. We’re yarnbombing Maleny’s Maple Street again for Knitfest, July 4th and 5th, 2020.
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 weekend 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 and post your contributions to our office.
What we need
This year we’re making Dragons. We need lots of them. Big ones, to go into our sponsor’s stores around town to advertise the event and small dragons in their eggs (talk to us about patterns) for a special display. We also need lots and lots of knitted or crocheted flowers for our theme, ‘There’s a Dragon in my Garden’. The contributed pieces will be joined to cover the installations and special projects put together by our incredible team of volunteers who meet every Tuesday. Contributions of unfinished knit and crochet projects or good quality knitted/crocheted jumpers, vests are also welcome.
Yarnbombing Team Sessions
We will be holding free sessions at The Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, end of Bicentenary Lane, 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. Tea and coffee facilities are available.
If you need more details, contact Debs on 0417626167
All work needs to be submitted in advance and installations will be displayed at Knitfest 2020. Items may be posted or dropped off to our office at 41 Cooke Rd Witta, Qld, 4552.
To volunteer at this year’s event click here.