Keep Calm and Carry Yarn

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Last weekend I took part in The National Centre for Craft and Design‘s Keep Calm and Carry Yarn, their anual celebration of everything woolly!

I was invited to work on their yarn bomb bike. Each year they ask a designer to help them cover the bike in yarn and get the public helping too! I got the bike started and then we took it on tour to allow the public to add to it.

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On the day of the event I was set up in the entrance inviting the public to add to the bike including making their own pom poms and loom flowers.

I couldn’t just leave the yarnbombing to the bike and I had to yarn bomb the centre too! So I brightened up the stairway with loom flowers!

I also really wanted to yarn bomb outside of the building and planned to put pom pom flowers in the grass and pom pom garlands about the place but the weather decided to pour with rain! So I nipped out last minute and got some planters so that I could put my flowers at the entrance to welcome people as they come in.

I really enjoyed being part of this event. I love to make people smile with my work and all day I was hearing how my pom poms and loom flowers had made people smile and brought colour to a wet and grey day.

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Photo Shoot

I am so pleased to have received the final shots from the shoot with Samantha Gallagher Photography  a few weeks ago. I wanted this shoot to be colourful and playful so I decided to yarnbomb a bench and make paper pom poms!

I spent the whole run up to the shoot worrying if it was going to rain, it was a very wet week! But we were lucky to have a lovely sunny day. And if anything at times the sky was so clear it was too bright. But we made it work and there was a lot of frantically running after the clouds. Here is a selection of my favourite shots. You can view the rest of them here.

Photographer – Samantha Gallagher

MUA – Sarah Vaites

Models – Kimberley-Rose Gardner, Serena Gataora, Ruth Oldfield

Sherwood Art Week Yarn Bomb Trail

I recently did my very first yarnbomb along with lots of other Nottingham knitters and crocheters. We were all on a mission to yarnbomb Sherwood as part of Sherwood Art week which runs from 22nd June – 30th June

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I was given the mission of yarn bombing the bollards outside Sherwood Library and I decided to go with bright and fun bobble hats!

Here is all the yarnbombs I spotted but there are more! Get yourself down to Sherwood and try spot them all! As well as checking out all the other events that are part of Sherwood Art Week