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Seeking Yarn Bombers for Art on the Avenue 2014

Seeking Yarn Bombers for Art on the Avenue 2014

The Del Ray Yarn Bombers have an exciting new deadline: Art on the Avenue in Del Ray on Saturday, October 4! (You may recall our recent projects – a yarn bomb bike for VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative, and our award-winning yarn bomb holiday tree.) Since then, we’ve been invited by the event planners to contribute a public art work to display at Del Ray’s signature art and music festival. So after some brainstorming, in partnership with UpCycle Creative Reuse Center (CRC), we’ve decided to yarn bomb a set of chairs that we’ll display on the big stage. After the event, we’ll place the chairs in various Del Ray establishments for the neighborhood to enjoy for months to come.

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Lucky for us, UpCycle CRC received a donation of banquet chairs so these are now our palette! Our work space is UpCycle as well, where the owners, Kelley and Susan, have generously offered to let us use their studio time from now until our big reveal. What’s more, UpCycle CRC is letting us use their voluminous supply of donated knitted garments and stash yarn.

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The other day, Stephanie, Miruna, and I pulled out a few bins and sorted the garments into color schemes.

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Next, we’d love your help sewing the pre-made yarn pieces onto the chairs, as well as wrapping legs. No knitting or crochet skills required.

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Then, when the chairs are partially covered, we’ll add colorful embellishments to finish them with artistic flair. What we do is up to all of you! Shall we add pom-poms, tassles, garlands, stars, stripes? Anything goes. If you can knit or crochet (or would like to learn how), we can send you home with yarn and needles or hooks to work on your embellishments on your own time.

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Want to get in on the fun?

  • Join our next work session on Wednesday, August 27 from 6-8 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Kids more than welcome!
  • Check with UpCycle CRC for an upcoming open studio (schedule list is on the UpCycle CRC website).
  • Send an email to our Google group to join the group and receive email updates.

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