By Guest Contributor Diane Wise
We’d love to include your yarn art too!
Toward the end of last year, Jenn and her cousin Diane wondered if they could plan a fun yarn bombing project for the Gallery. As a result, the Blue Pelican Fiber Flower Power Project was born. To find out how to be a part of yarn bombing the giant oak tree in front of the Gallery, read all the way to the end of the Blog for more information.
What is Yarn Bombing?
It’s said that yarn bombing started in 2005 in Houston. Magda Sayeg created her first “yarn-bomb” artwork when she put some knitting over her door knob. It was just a small gesture, but it got the ball (no pun intended) rolling, because people started to notice and give her positive feedback. She then covered the stop sign pole nearby and saw the attention that it got. Magda is the first to admit that she didn’t think that her one little knitted door handle would grow to become a movement that would go on to change her life and be done throughout the world.
Yarn Bombing Artist’s Statement:
“My passion is with the material: I love placing handmade, mostly woven material in environments where it seemingly doesn’t belong… only to discover that they can coexist quite harmoniously. There is a transformation that occurs when I cover an inanimate object with soft handmade material. This interaction changes the object without taking away its identity or paralyzing its original function. It is this unplanned arrangement of the material that makes these objects come to life, become sculptural and even redefine or reinterpret a space. The exploration of environmental change drives me: provoking the world to be a more challenging, unconventional, and interesting place.”Magda Sayeg
Now yarn bombing can be found all over the world and is even celebrated each year on June 11 with National Yarn Bombing Day.
Check out our newly-created yarn bombing board on Pinterest.
With the Blue Pelican Fiber Flower Power Project, we look forward to bringing together fiber creations from all of the country to create something beautiful in front of the Gallery. Find out more about this special project and how you can be a part of it, in the flyer below.
Want to be included? Please fill out and submit the form below. Just make sure your name is included in the box or envelope with your fiber art.
Thank you! We can’t wait to see and show off your work!
Here’s another link, if you’d like more information on Yarn Bombing:
About the Author, Diane Wise:
Diane and Jenn are first cousins; her mom and Jenn’s dad are brother and sister. Diane is a wildly talented and creative artist, crafter and maker. These two cousins combine their talent to create Fiber Fusion. To see some of her latest designs, visit her site at https://www.getwisedesign.com/shop