Sally Stone and Deborah New are organising a yarnbombing installation in the Park, for the day of the Birthday Party (13th July 2013), working with the Friends and the Council. All are welcome to join in.

So what is yarnbombing? It may sound a bit unusual, but it should be great fun. Yarnbombing is a type of street art that uses colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre, rather than paint or chalk, to decorate an area in an unexpected, often humorous way. Knitted bunting is a great way of starting your yarnbombing, and you can try this easy pattern, but there are many other possibilities, limited only by your imagination. Yarnbombing is non-permanent and non-damaging, and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities, so get involved!

Birds & Flower yarnbombing

The park is a big place, and we’d like to concentrate our yarnbombing mainly in one area for maximum effect. There are some guidelines for how to join in, and Sally and Deborah are working with several local craft groups in advance of the day, as well as running four workshops for individuals who would like to be involved (see dates below).

Sally and Deborah say: Come try your hand at weaving, knitting, pom pom making and finger knitting, at one of our free workshops, open to all. Everything made at the workshops will be used in the Yarnbombing of Rowntree Park and/or in the sale of goods in aid of Oxfam.

1. Saturday 11 May – 10:00 to 12:30, Southlands Methodist Church, Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1NX

2. Friday 17 May – 14:00 to 16:00 Rowntree Park Café

3. Saturday 29 June – 11:00 to 14:00 Hobbycraft (First floor), Monks Cross Shopping Park, York, YO32 9GX

4. Friday 5 July – 10:00 to 12:00 Rowntree Park Café

Drop in – all materials provided. Contact Sally via her blog Hippystitch or 635486 for more details


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