The Del Ray Yarn Bomb Holiday Tree: It’s a Wrap
The Del Ray Yarn Bombers have completed their first collaborative “showcase” project: A holiday tree made entirely of yarn to coincide with the Del Ray Business Association’s annual display. The tree in all its 10 feet glory stands in front of UpCycle Creative Reuse Center (CRC) and Fannon Fine Printing on 1712 Mt. Vernon Avenue, and appears lit as if from within with LED lights strung underneath the yarn squares.
The other night, Kelley Organek and Susan Miranda, owners of UpCycle CRC, served hot cider and cookies to fellow yarn bombers and children as we set to work “trimming” the tree by pinning the crochet stars, ornaments, and garlands to the sides.
Earlier in the week, UpCycle received an unexpected gift in the mail: A supporter had made a star for us out of cardboard, foil, and felt to use atop the tree.
It’s fun to look closely at the various patterns used in the squares. The tree is essentially like a giant knit and crochet sampler.
And on one of the squares, Kelley cleverly spelled out UpCycle with various items from the store.
It really is a thing of beauty and took many hands to create, as well as one clever mathematician. If you’re curious about the back story, we wrote about the project as we worked out the initial estimation of the number of 6 x 6 inch crochet squares we’d need, and the armature design and construction. And if you’d like to join us as we work on future projects, we welcome you to join the Yarn Bomb e-mail list.