It’s International Yarn Bombing Day (yes there is such a day!) tomorrow on 11th June…
Which means it’s been a year since I yarn bombed a railing leading down to our local beach! I wrote about it in a blog post here- My-yarn-bomb
And amazingly it’s still there!!!! Yes, it’s faded and looking pretty weathered (it’s endured a year of everything the sea can throw at it!) but it’s still there and looking pretty, which was its original aim. This photo was taken last weekend – exactly a year to the day since I put it there…
I never imagined when I put it up that it would last a month, let alone a year! Acrylic yarn is definitely the way to go. And I thought it might get removed by people but it hasn’t. The faded and weathered colours means it looks right at home there… Every time I go down to the beach I glance at it and I often take a photo. So here is a year in the life of my yarn bomb… you can see why I’m so inspired by our coastal surroundings! No two days are the same and how different the colours of the sea and sky, as well as the conditions of the sea can be…
JULY– this is the only month where I don’t seem to have taken any photos!
NOVEMBER– seems this was a good month for taking photos…
APRIL– you can see that the sun no longer sets over the sea in the spring and summer months and sets behind the cliffs…
MAY– another month for a quite a few photos!
JUNE 2018And there you have it.. a year of photos and a year in the life of my Yarn Bomb! I still can’t quite believe it’s been there a whole year… I feel the need to add some more to the railings next to it (it’s a very very long railing)…
Maybe I can make that a community project where I invite people to send a little square of crochet to me and I attach them all together… we may be able to cover the entire railing! What do you think? 🙂 🙂
Happy Crocheting Everyone… 🙂
Would you like us to send you some crochet to add to your yarn bomb? If you give us the dimensions required, colours, design I’m sure we can help.
Thank you so much Sandra! It’s something I’m definitely planning… just need to work out the logistics… watch this space! 😊❤️❤️
Excellent – I’ll be happy to contribute.
Oh – just read your last sentence ! Great minds!!! Ha! <3
Yay… indeed!! ❤️❤️
I’m in! I love the year of your yarn bomb, and my favourite pictures are actually the Autumn/ Winter ones.
Oh thank you so much Cathy! I just need a little time to work out the logistics… I agree- looking back it was the winter photos that looked best! And we only get sunsets over the sea in the autumn and winter months… 😊❤️❤️❤️
This is such a fun idea! Love that it is still there (has been respected).
Thank you so much! Yes… I hadn’t thought of the word respected but that’s exactly what it is – it’s so wonderful that people have respected it! 😊❤️❤️❤️
It has lasted well, considering its position. Great photos.
Thank you so much- yes I’m amazed it’s lasted this long! 😊💙💙
Absolutely wonderful!! What a great idea- you really created a thing of beauty with this yarn bomb for a year! If you are serious about doing a joint effort bomb, I would be happy to contribute! Set up the details and I’m in!
Oh Christopher… thank you so much and thank you for checking out my blog post! I need some time to work out logistics but wouldn’t it be great if we could get that whole railing covered! Watch this space… 😊❤️
Great idea. Let us know how while can contribute… We seem to have yarn bombers of many descriptions here in Tasmania also, I love finding their artistic garnishings in odd places. Dx
Oh thank you so much Di! I need a little time to work out logistics… but it is lovely to see these splashes of creativity out and about! 😊❤️
Hi Eleonora! Wow, a year already! It’s lasted so well. My yarnbomb is in situ ready for tomorrow and I’m worried that it might not still be there in the morning! Let me know what you need, I’d love to send something to you for your next project. X
Thank you so much! I’m amazed it’s lasted this long… I think it’s just become a part of the landscape now… hope your yarnbomb does well too! 😊❤️❤️
Thanks Eleonora x
This is such a cool idea! Great job! 🙂 🙂
Thank you so much Rachel! 😊❤️❤️
It was so pretty on Day 1 and is still pretty a year later! You should be proud for enhancing a safety rail – and have to say so lucky that it hasn’t been taken away by the local council or someone. A friend dared yarnbomb a bus stop upright post and the council complained within days!
Wow! Yes… it’s amazing how long it’s lasted and that the council haven’t taken it down. I think it blends in so well now that many people don’t even notice it!! 😊❤️❤️
Or maybe there is a team of people who love it so much they scare away the jobsworths who might take it down! he he!
😂🤣 hmmm… maybe!?? I just love that it’s still there… 😊❤️❤️
Oh wow, it’s held up so well over the past year! Nice job!
If you decide to take squares for another part of the railing, I would love to contribute to that. I’ll be keeping an eye out for a post about it. 😉
Fantastic Rachel! Thank you so much… yes it’s amazing how well it’s lasted! 😊😊❤️
I would love to contribute!
Fantastic Tina! Thank you so much! Will work out the logistics first…😊💕💕💕
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I love this!!
Thanks for sharing it… 😊❤️❤️
oh fantastic! I wonder if I can find something in my local area I could yarn bomb? It’s inner city so I’m sure I could find railings, but wonder if the spoil sport council would remove it….
I’m so glad nobody has spoilt it or taken it down! It makes me so sad when people do that. I loooooove the idea of a collaborative yarn bomb, definitely count me in if it goes ahead!!
I will Hannah… thank you! Yes, it’s amazing it’s lasted this long! 😊❤️❤️❤️