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On Saturday, January 7th 2012, outside the Cinema Complex on Wells Street, there will be Yarn Bombing workshops held throughout the day. The Workshops run between 11am and 3pm.
Texture, color and swirls.
Get Mum to come along or bring your friends, even your grandmother may wish to get out there and add something to the Wells St installation. It is a great way to not only learn some great needlecraft, knitting and crochet techniques, but it'll give you real street cred.
Simple knits with different textured wools.
Yarn Bombing is seen as an extension of graffiti artwork or street art. It has been embraced globally as an artform, which is organic and ever evolving.
The workshops will give you the opportunity to learn some yarn bombing styles and techniques and add your own creation to the yarn bombing installation on Wells Street.
You might wish to bring along your knitting tools, some wool and anything that you think might add to the experience. I am unsure if knitting needles will be supplied. I expect that they will have some, but if you have your own, it might be an idea to bring them with you or contact Frankston City Councils Travis Clarke on 9784 1763.
Knit, pearl, flower and tag.
At the workshops you will learn knitting and crocheting techniques, and children can learn the art of finger knitting. Some of these yarn bombers have some very simple knitting techniques, while others have more advanced styles, which including creating patterns, colour and texture. Twilight Taggers is one of the of the Melbourne yarn bombing groups involved.
There are some delicate touches made.
You may get the opportunity to learn some basic stitches or for the more adventurous or advanced, some more interesting skills.
The yarnbombing exhibition opened on December 10th, 2011 and has added some fun to the festive season in Frankston.
I have only just come across this blog ~ regarding the super close up pic of 'different stitching' ~ it's the same stitching, just different yarn. Just goes to show how different yarn creates completely different looks. The pieces are loomed using the smallest of a 4 loom kit.