Are you up for some yarn bombing in Sydney on the weekend of 25th August? The shop and headquarters of cloth (makers of gorgeous fabric and homewares) has recently moved to Darlinghurst. In preparation for the official launch they are – in designer/director Julie Paterson’s words – “calling all pom pom makers, crafter folk, knitter friends and crochet queens” to help “craftify the cloth corner”. The new shop will be opened by Clover Moore at the end of the month and the cloth team want to put on a crafty show for her. The plan is yarn bomb the trees, bike racks and bench seats outside the shop on the corner of William and Palmer Streets, turning it into a visual feast and crafters heaven.
So, what do you think? Would you like to help out and be part of this fun public art event? Julie is holding a short meeting at the shop this Wednesday night, 15th August, to discuss the event and so people can see the space and choose what they’ll be decorating. But even if you can’t make the meeting you can still participate. Start knitting, crocheting, and pom pom making and take your finished pieces along, and/or make them in the community event on the weekend of 25th. If you’re interested and would like more info, you can email Julie.
Some images for inspiration…
Beautiful tree. Image: Ute Lennartz-Lembeck