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Yarn Bombing as Art

Posted on July 16, 2012 by 6709932 | 1 comment

What a glorious weekend it was! The sun was out and it was a balmy 20 degrees on Saturday. It was a perfect morning for a little visit to the Gosford City Markets. The markets are held every second Saturday of the month in Kibble Park from 8 am to 1 pm. Last Saturday they had a Christmas in July theme and there were performances held on stage the whole morning. 

As I meandered my way past the fresh bread stall to the fresh produce stalls, my husband pointed out that the bins were covered in crochet. I was rather puzzled but didn't take much notice of it. My stomach was rumbling and I wanted food! Haha... So we bought a pie and fresh popcorn and nibbled at them while browsing the stalls selling lovely handmade bags and soft toys.

We were walking along and to my surprise, we saw this right near the stage. Yarn bombers!

Putting the heart in Gosford

A group of local ladies, lead by the Bowerbird Project in Gosford, were setting up an art display.

Putting the heart in Gosford

The display is called "Putting the heart in Gosford" and it involved dressing up the deciduous trees in Gosford's City Centre with yarn.

Putting the heart in Gosford

It looked to me that the ladies had quite a bit of support from their family and friends too. Good on you fellas and littlies!

Putting the heart in Gosford

The artwork was not limited to the trees. Besides the bins being topped by crochet work, the mini bridge got a pretty dressing too.

Putting the heart in Gosford

And even the rocks were not spared! So much colour and texture packed into a small park.

Putting the heart in Gosford

It was really exciting to see yarn bombing being brought to life on the Central Coast. We are not the big city like Sydney but the passion for knitting and crocheting is well and truly alive here. Big thumbs up to all those involved. Thanks for making Gosford a less dreary place to visit.

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Lee
Lee

December 02, 2015

Hi Vivian,I hope you remember me, we know each other from Rav, (LASH) and I’ve sold you destash yarn. I saw you won the SG lottery swap and just wanted to send you a quick note so that you don’t lose your prize! Hope all is wellLee

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