It was 4 years ago that Yarn Bomb Bute exploded colour and fun all over Rothesay, with the help of heaps of enthusiastic knitters, pompom makers, crocheters, stitchers, and all round wonderful people!! Thanks all, here's pics of the launch weekend to re-visit it - including our secret midnight missions to get it all up under cover of darkness, to surprise the town over the sunny weekend event! xxx
Here's photos of all the yarn bombs on the trail around Rothesay over the September weekend- did you spot them all? Let us know which is your favourite & tag yourself in the ones you made if you took part! Enjoy!!!
Every now and then a great craft project really stands out and this is certainly one of them - knitted boobs! Breast feeding campaign by knitters on the Isle of Lewis:
WellMAKING is a new project by yarn bomb experts, the Craftivist Collective: make a flower for their Wellbeing garden and contemplate how craft helps us connect, reflect, challenge & grow! Beautiful idea!
Commonwealth Knit-a-long! Make a beautiful shawl (in Glasgow inspired pattern by my talented knitting neighbour Anna Fisk) while the Games are on & raise valuable funds for a very good cause!
How wonderful, the positive power of knitting! - Chick knit plea response 'fantastic'
Here's images of Yarn Bomb Bute on Pinterest, to re-live the experience and admire all the wonderful work the crafty participants put into it! Voluntary Arts Week is approaching so if you're part of a craft group why not arrange your own craft-bomb locally and be part of their nationwide celebrations! Voluntary Arts Scotland
We'll be there spreading the yarn bomb love! with Shielagh Tacey x
The Voluntary Arts Scotland team are also coordinating a Conference #CraftBomb, that has been worked on by a number of local groups, to welcome delegates and local choir, East End Voices, will be surprising guests with a #Flashmob sing!
#watchthisspace for updates!
Interesting science knitting project!
"Glasgow schools urgently need knitters to help them multiply their bacteria!"
9-18th May 2014 is Voluntary Arts Week, celebrating cultural craft activities across the UK & ROI.
This includes a nationwide craft bomb, flash mob dancing and singing! So, who's up for it? Would be great to see another part of Bute all colourful and fuzzy!
Oban Community Playpark's yarn bomb, featuring pompoms & flowers from Yarn Bomb Bute!
Some of our yarn bomb work and leftover materials have been passed on to Friends of Oban Community Playpark for their yarn bomb project, we hope they are loved as much there!
We've been donated a load of yarn, pompons and flowers from these guys (thanks Angharad!). Take a look at their work for inspiration https://www.facebook.com/YarnBombBute
If you came along to the crafternoons at The Rustle Way Arts & Media Studio, could you spare a moment to give them a quick review of the facilities?
Knitted jumpers for little penguins affected by oil spills! Too cute! Could be a project for The Rustle Way Arts & Media Studio craft group to take on?
I'll post pics of the yarn bomb recycling next week as the last stages of the project are completed, in the meantime I hope you all have a great weekend!
The craftiness continues!!! The Rustle Way Arts & Media Studio are carrying on the Wednesday 'crafternoons' starting 16th October- friendly informal drop in sessions where you can meet, share skills and make together! All welcome to join in