As many of you may know Greerton Village hosts 30 sensational cherry trees which move with the seasons as candyfloss, green canopies, burnt honey and long silhouettes.
The Guerilla Knitters already meet at Villagio Cafe (next to Video Ezy on Cameron Rd in Greerton Village) on the last Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm and now wild & grace is adding a weekend option to that.
Come along to Matua for the first Yarn Bombing Garden Party on St Patrick’s Day – Sunday 17 March 2013 from 2.30-5pm. Bring a crochet hook, or some knitting needles, or a french knitting kit and yarn (although we do have some spare). 10 trees have already being ‘bags-ed’ but there are 20 to go, be them wrapped, pom-pom-ed, crocheted, knitted, socked…
This is what Mrs Thomas has to tell you:
Yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that involves colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre instead of spray paint or chalk.
Greerton Mainstreet manager Victoria Thomas says the yarn bombing tree project will bring together people from all walks of life, pass on knowledge and help to create lasting friendships and a legacy in the Greerton community.
“Like any skill or craft if you don’t use it you loose it! This funky art installation is a community project for all ages, and if you don’t know how to knit this is a fantastic opportunity to learn. If you already know how to knit and would love to pass on your craft, this is the perfect chance to teach others. And if you just plain want to be part of something really special, this is it!”
Greerton Mainstreet would also be grateful to receive any donations of wool or other fibre for this yarn bombing project.