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Yarn Bomb Mornington and Christmas Markets

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by EricaL (subscribe)
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No trees were hurt in the making of this project
The guerrilla knitters have hit Mornington this summer to install a huge yarn bombing project, transforming Main Street into a sea of texture and colour.

Mornington Yarn Bomb
Mornington Yarn Bomb

Yarn bombing, often thought of as a type of graffiti street art, uses knitted or crocheted yarn instead of spray paint to decorate otherwise drab urban dwellings and public places into colourful public art installations.

The Mornington Chamber of Commerce took to the town with their needles and thread on 1 December, to yarn bomb trees lining the streets of the Mornington Peninsula's most popular shopping and dining strips.

Mornington Yarn Bomb
Mornington Yarn Bomb Installation

Mornington, a popular beach spot for locals and holiday makers, has embraced the public art trend, with the Mornington Chamber of Commerce carefully selecting only the strongest tree trunks to yarn bomb, so that no new tree growth is stunted due to their newly acquired fancy woollen coats.

Mornington Yarn Bomb
Trees in Woollen Coats

With the help of Otto and Spike, a Brunswick based knitting manufacturer, over 150 metres of knitted material was sourced to decorate over 40 trees in the Main Street precinct.

The colourful project has caught the attention of Mornington locals and visitors to the town, who have captured images of the installation on their smart phones to upload onto social media channels.

Mornington's yarn bomb project coincides with Christmas, where festive themed market stalls will set up along Main Street each and every Wednesday, in the lead up to the 25th December.

Additionally, a special Main Street Christmas Party will take place on Saturday 13 December, with free family entertainment from 9am - 3pm, followed by Carols in the Park from 5.30pm at Mornington Park, Snapper Point Drive. More details can be found here.

Mornington Christmas Party
Main Street Mornington Christmas Party

The Mornington Chamber of Commerce have expressed how delighted they are by the attention the yarn bomb installation has bought to their seaside town, and as such, will be preparing another yarn bomb display to cocincide with the Jazz Festival next June. To follow all the latest guriella knitting Mornington news, head to Facebook.
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Why? Free and colourful displays and events
When: December 2014
Where: Main Street, Mornington VIC
Cost: FREE
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I love it! I want my front garden yarn bombed; can I hire them? ;)
by Dayna Chu (score: 3|1485) 1773 days ago
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