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Yarn Corner Display at Queen Victoria Market

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by The wanderer (subscribe)
Outdoor,photography,coffee, nature, food and culture lover; seeker of life's simple pleasures.
Published September 20th 2015
Yarn Corner dresses Queen Victoria Market's trees
Remember the days when yarn and knitting were a grandma's exclusive subject? Well, those days are gone! Youngsters from all around the world are acquiring this skill and learning to admire and appreciate this warm art form.

Yarn corner is a Melbourne based group of enthusiastic knitters, who call themselves "yarn bombers".The group was formed back in 2011 by fibre artist Bali of Twilight Taggers, and has been bombing the streets of Melbourne with splashes of colour and thread, as well as creating personal projects and commission based jobs.

Yarn Corner's latest installation is now showing at Queen Victoria Markets.You will see trees sporting the nicest, most colourful outfits, intricate shapes and patterns decorating their long trunks. So for us who were too stubborn and ignored nanna when she wanted to teach us knitting, it is quite a sight!

For those who actually listened to her and know how to knit, Yarn Corner runs regular "Stitch and bitch" sessions, which you can join for free.

If you are interested in learning the art of knitting, techniques and meeting other enthusiastic amateurs, Yarn Corner also runs regular workshops. Crochet and sewing are also available, so you can work on your own projects, start a little home based business or dress your entire family or office in knitted sweaters!

Visit their tree installation at Queen Victoria Markets on Therry Street, if you would like more information regarding their workshops and events, drop them a line at or visit their website here.
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Why? for the love of knitting.
When: Anyday of the week.
Where: Therry Street, Melbourne 5000
Cost: Free.
Your Comment
Interesting and I guess a great way to showcase yarn creafts. I first came across trees being dressed like this in Belgrave, and then later in Echuca and also in Warwick in Qld.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8093) 2054 days ago
Though colourful and unusual...I can think of people more needing of knitted blankets than trees
by Maria M (score: 2|661) 2054 days ago
Thanks so much for the write up. So good to see everyone enjoying our art. More info on crochet classes can be found at
by Theya (score: 0|2) 2055 days ago
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