Tuesday, April 17, 2012

YARN BOMBING THE LOOPS!!

Kamloops first Yarn Bombing event!
electrictree yarns is hosting Kamloops First Annual Yarn Bombing The Loops!!!
Guerilla Knitters Unite...or Untie...or Tie!

Wiki defines yarn bombing as "a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk."

Last week at Knitter's Anonymous somebody yarn bombed the parking meter in front of our store!


Yarn Bombing is a fun way to beautify the Downtown! It's slightly clandestine, so it's exciting too! The great thing about Yarn Bombing is the lack of rules, you can knit, crochet, macrame, in any shape or form you like!

We are doing this event in conjunction with the KCBIA Spring Festival The Spring Festival is from May 10-12. Our event will include fun and prizes! For the purpose of this event the area eligible for prizes is on Victoria St from 1st Ave (including the side of the street City Hall is on), to 5th Ave, as well as 3rd Ave between Victoria St and Seymour St. (where electrictree yarns is). You are more than welcome to Yarn Bomb in other areas of Kamloops, but you won't be eligible for our prizes. In order to have the greatest overall impact we suggest doing your Yarn Bombing on the evenings of May 7th, 8th, and 9th. Your Yarn Bombing has to be finished by May 10th to be eligible for a prize. In order to be entered you need give us a photo of you (and your friends!) installing your yarn piece- send it to electrictreeyarns@gmail.com or post it on our Facebook Page
Items we suggest Yarn Bombing-trees, garbage cans, lamp posts, parking meters, and other inanimate public objects. You can also Yarn Bomb patio fences, chairs, benchs, etc, but you MUST get permission from the business owners. When bombing public objects you must be careful to not cover any important parts/surfaces such as identifier numbers on parking meters, lock boxes on parking meters, electrical outlets on lamp posts, locks on garbages, etc.


For some neat ideas and inspiration check out some of these great websites! Yarnbombing.com, Wikipedia, Magda Sayek, and Yarn Doodler.

We will also be offering Yarn Bomb suitable yarns on Sale in-store! Sirdar Worsted with Wool, Diamond Luxury Superwash Aran and DK, and Estelle Frill Seeker! These yarns will be 30% off!

Get knitting! Or Crocheting! Or Knotting! Or Whatever!

5 comments:

Janet Whitehead said...

Yay, yarn bombers!

puck said...

LOVE (1000)

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