Yarnbombing

Disclaimer: This post is a repost from my old blog, which was more personal and less crafty. I don’t use that blog anymore, but thought I’d share some of the craft-related posts from there. This one was from August 2013.


 

A group here in Basingstoke started collecting blanket squares so that they could coat the market square at the top of town. I made this adorable square – that was very me, so I’d recognise it:

When the squares went up, I was expecting to have to search for hours to find my little patch, but then, as I walked down the little path from the bus stop to the square, I saw this!

There I am! I tried to get pictures of the whole event, but it was market day, and everything was blocked. But they did a really good job. Several lamp posts, all the trees, a few benches. All covered in a patchwork of brightly coloured knitted and crocheted squares.

I really should have gone back another day to get pictures, and if I hadn’t found mine right away I probably would have done. But here are some other pictures I found online.

(From The Daily Basingstoke Facebook page.)

(From this blog.)

And here are a load of pictures from the people that ran the event 🙂  You can actually see my little square (justabout) in one of those.

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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