Friday, May 28, 2010

Welcome to the Yarn Bombed Textile Museum of Canada!

The install was a great success! The Textile Museum has received positive feedback and during the install, many people stopped to ask questions and snap pictures.

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated! Thank you to Claire P for helping with the install!

Now, all you Yarn Bombers who work in the dead of the night…. Please add to the piece! We are very hopeful that this is a work in progress. Visit the museum and leave a little something!

Now for the pictures, pictures, pictures….

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!!

Wow, I have a lot of pictures to put up today…

First the last of the submissions:

A handmade breakfast courtesy of Ottawa based knit artist Greta Grip. It kind of made my day!

Thanks to Claudia Ross for her colourful and spring like squares:

Linda Love hand delivered her submission of some wonderful dangle-y leaves and a very special crown:

Tangle! What an amazing piece you submitted:

All the way from Vancouver – pretty in purple squares from Momoko Ito:

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project. As you will see in the next pictures the piece is just looking fabulous!

We had a little assembly party! Thank you to Textile Museum Chair Ann Posen for donating her amazing condo as headquarters for the event. Thank you to Tamaralda, GlennaC and LadyLungDoc for all lending their hands, cookies and good conversation to assembling the bulk of the piece. It looks amazing and it was a great time!

The assembly continues at Fibre Person's house in preparation for the install that’s coming up this week! Watch for many more pictures of the install!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tick-Tock Tick-Tock!

We have received some amazing and beautiful submissions this week that I would like to share with you….

First of all a HUGE “Thank You” to Knitting Teacher Leslie at Subway Academy II in Toronto whose students donated an amazing array of beautiful swatches of all shapes and sizes! So, thanks to:

Emma Egedy, Alena Ganelina, Kelvin Lopes, Jessica Martin,
Erica Pich, Tiffany Saint, Rebecca Shreck, Lisa Smith and
Brittney Venedam.

You guys are amazing and this is such a great donation for the project – keep on crafting!

Mixed Media Textile Artist Wendy Feldberg sent us an amazing crochet crown – WOW:

Beautiful and breathtaking work from Heart Felt - please check out her blog - amazing:

Thank you to everyone for your submissions they are all amazing! As always keep on checking back for updates and pics: Fibre Person, Fibre Lab and Strand News….

Friday, May 7, 2010

Textiles, Textiles, Rah, Rah, Rah!!!

We are so excited about the response we’re getting for the yarn bombing at the Textile Museum! We are receiving packages everyday now from as far away as England and New York City.

We would like to rally the Toronto/GTA folks – there’s still time and so far, we haven’t received much from the T.O./GTA crafty folk, come on guys! Get those pieces in the mail…

A BIG thank you to Julia Bryant for making this lovely Tunisian Crochet Canadian Flag:

Meadowstitch has sent a very sweet little package from Norfolk, England – Merci!

We were delighted to open this package from Rebecca Crochet and have a whole pile of crocheted violets tumble out:

We have re-discovered the glory of the Pom-pom and made another bike rack cover:

The deadline to get stuff to us is fast approaching (May 15). Please send your submissions to:

Alisa McRonald
23 Murdock Ave.
Toronto, ON M4C 1E3

Keep checking back to Fibre Person, Fibre Lab and Strand News for more details and updates.