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

Yarn Bomb Bute added 80 new photos to the album: Yarn Bomb Bute explodes!!! — in Rothesay, Argyll and Bute.

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:…/woolly-boobs-laughable-soberin…

Residents of one village on the Isle of Lewis are clubbing together to knit 250 brightly coloured breasts for use in a new government campaign

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!

New #wellMAKING project to demonstrate how craft activities improve wellbeingVoluntary ArtsGeneral news, News from Voluntary ArtsNew #wellMAKING project to demonstrate how craft activities improve wellbeingWe are urging crafters to add their skills – and their thoughts – to a new project that will s…

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!

Probably the best charity knitting project in the world. Ever.

How wonderful, the positive power of knitting! - Chick knit plea response 'fantastic'…

An online appeal by a Manchester children's hospice for knitted chicks boosts its flock to an "unexpected" more than 6,300.

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…/yarn-bomb-bute-2013/

Images from Yarn Bomb Bute: a creative community engagement project by the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) and Angharad McLaren to celebrate the investments made in bringing life to Rothesay, by both the THI's built heritage regeneration funding and the local community, who form the isl…

We'll be there spreading the yarn bomb love! with Shielagh Tacey x

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Voluntary Arts Festival

We are looking forward to meeting people and talking about #VoluntaryArtsWeek and the national #CraftBomb & #Flashmob project at Voluntary Arts Scotland's confe...rence next Wednesday.

Voluntary Arts Week coordinator Cassandra will be there plus, real life CraftBomber Angharad of Yarn Bomb Bute and Flashmob specialist Amy from Big Big Sing!

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!

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Happy Valentine's Day! Lots of woolly Yarn Bomb Bute love xxx

Interesting science knitting project!

"Glasgow schools urgently need knitters to help them multiply their bacteria!"

Glasgow City of Science is working with all primary schools in Glasgow on a hand hygiene project in spring 2014 and part of this involves an introduction to microbes.

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!

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Oban Community Playpark's yarn bomb, featuring pompoms & flowers from Yarn Bomb Bute!

Friends of Oban Community Playpark added 14 new photos from November 30, 2013 to the album: Boom! — at Atlantis Sport and Leisure Oban.

Thanks to Chris Lavis Jones for taking these awesome pictures... Can you see the bit you did??

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

Yarn Bomb Bute was a project to decorate Rothesay town centre for the September weekend 2013 & unite people with colour, creativity and craft!

Meet my gang of recycled yarn bomb snakes, it's going to be hard to part with them!

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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?

The Rustle Way Arts & Media Studio

If you have used the Studio, can you give us a review

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?

Skeinz, a yarn store in New Zealand, is calling on knitters throughout the world to knit sweaters for the penguins affected by a massive oil spill that occurred earlier this month. The tiny sweaters, while eliciting aww's and squee's, serve a very important function: they prevent the oil-soaked bird...

The lovely people at craftscotland have written a wee feature about Yarn Bomb Bute on their site, thanks!

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!…/news-article.html…

Yarn Bomb Bute11/10/2013Yarn Bomb Bute is a project created by resident textile artist Angharad McLaren designed to decorate the Rothesay town centre with textiles. Yarn Bomb Bute aimed to bring people together through colour, craft and creativity. The textiles in this trail event were knitted, wove...

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

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The Rustle Way Arts & Media Studio

Come and join in the Yarn Bomb legacy in the studio