Tuesday, 18 June 2013

WOOLLY TREES IN PARKVILLE

It's WInter in Melbourne and even the trees are rugging up to keep warm. It seems that some enterprising "yarn artists" are decorating the tree trunks with their crocheted concoctions to brighten up the dull streets. The group call themselves "Yarn Corner" and are part of a worldwide movement known as "Yarn Bombing", which began in 2004. Yarn bombing (and also called: Yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting) is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.

These pieces are around the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital precinct of Parkville. It amused me for 2-3 minutes :-)

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.






6 comments:

  1. Why not - in wintertime when everything is grey around.... :-)

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  2. How fun! Love the splashes of color!

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  3. More details here:
    https://theconversation.com/knit-one-purl-one-the-mysteries-of-yarn-bombing-unravelled-23461

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