Yarn Bombing Liverpool

A few weeks ago I was tagged in a post on Facebook by a friend who had spotted a guerilla crochet / knitting / yarn bombing project that she thought I might like to get involved with. It’s something I had been itching to do for a while but never really put aside the time to do it. You know, one of those “I’ll do that one day” things that, lets face it, don’t get done often enough. The project I had been directed towards was for the Threshold Festival which takes place 10th – 12th February 2012. I won’t go into the details, cos that’s a surprise for those of you who want to visit when the festival is on, but it’s quite the undertaking and I am quite excited about how it will all look when it’s done!

I don’t have a massive amount of time to contribute to the project but as the saying goes, every little helps, so I have started putting together some granny squares that can be pieced to other work, and some decorative flowers too. It’s great to be crocheting something that isn’t going to be sold and that will hopefully bring pleasure to those who see it. It’s great being able to use up some of the wool in my stash that had been sat there for a while as I didn’t have a clue what to do with an odd piece of chunky red wool but didn’t have the wastefulness in me to throw it away.

Liverpool Yarn Bombing Linziloop Pieces

On the right you can see the largest piece, which I can't actually take credit for, this was made by my good friend Liz and put in a bag with a load of wool she donated to Right Said Thread, so I'm sure she will be very happy to know it's going in a great project! The smaller square I made from lots of bits of yarn I had left over, it worked out better than I thougt it would! And then I have some more smaller bits from wool I probably would have used but am happy to donate to the project 😀 Apologies for the slightly rubbish picture quality!

The deadline for submissions is Feb 6th, so if anyone reading this would like to get involved – it’s open to you! Please do! Just get in touch with me via Facebook or Twitter and I shall pass you on a link with all the details you need to get involved.

To get you all inspired for taking part in such a project, or if you have absolutely no idea what the heck yarn bombing is, here are some of my fave pictures:

Street knitted bike

Knitted Tree

Knitted balustrade

Guerilla knitting telephone UK

I will be sure to take some pictures of the Liverpool yarn bombing project and post them up on here as soon as the festival is finished, as I will be doing a craft stall at the festival on the Saturday so will be a very busy lady that weekend!

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