Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Knitting and Yarn Bombing

 My handsome guide, Robin telling me about these woolly poles. Cheeky me, I coaxed him to let me take his photo. I told him, we were outside the shop. They call this yarn bombing. May be because I am a grand child of the war. I hate waste.  Knitting takes a long time. To have precious knitting exposed to weathering, fade and tatters and become ugly is not me. In some places, they even wrap tall trees.
 New Zealand has more sheep that humans, naturally we have a lot of wool. When I see this Yarn Bombing, my heart aches and remember the time in Form 3 when the Chinese Teacher Miss Wong taught me a some Malay girls.  CHE DIAO CHE DIAO.(Undo, Undo) So difficult to knit, and these artistic people knit them and put them outside and subject to weathering.

 We even wrap our poles to keep them warm.

 Here are the woollypoles, there were a lot of them.

The Devonport Arts Festival took place 17–25 November 2012. The Woollypoles were installed on Saturday 17 November.

1. You can knit or crochet.

2. Your piece needs to be 37cm wide x any length.

3. Choose one colour for your artwork (not black, white or brown).

4. Feel free to use any type of yarn in as many shades of your colour as you like.
You can make stripes or patterns, but please stay within your colour.
No multi-coloured pieces, please.

5. Lettering and/or embellishments can be in another colour, the complementary colour is recommended. All poles are vertical, if that has an impact on your design.

We are a nation of knitters. My daughter is now knitting like crazy.


Reader Wil said...

Beautiful and funny, Ann! It is also a great artistic idea!

Mascha said...

A great way to embellish the city!
Greetings from Germany

Lea said...

It seems a bit strange to me, but then there is a lot of things I don't understand, especially art.
Have a beautiful week!