Join us in Yarn Bombing
Beaufort and Skipton Health Service are creating an art installation at the front of both hospitals and invite the community along with our residents and staff to join us in brightening up our streetscape through Yarn Bombing.
A ‘Yarn Bomb’ is a form of street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn to adorn an object in the public environment. During this challenging time, it is important to continue to feel part of a caring community and creating art is a wonderful way to relax and distress.
After the difficulties of the past 6 months we are aiming to create a local attraction to raise spirits of everyone who sees it. We are hoping to brighten people’s day by adding some warmth and whimsy to streetscape around the health service.
Expressing our creativity is so important to a sense of wellbeing, and coming together to create the artwork provides a feel of social connection.
Whether you are a novice or expert knitter or enjoy crochet, we would really appreciate your contributions of squares, circles, diamonds or triangles – the more colourful the better! Flowers and pompoms will also add to our creative design.
We have yarn, needles and patterns available for those in need, which can be picked up from the reception at either health service. Donations of acrylic yarn will be gratefully accepted.
This art installation will be put in place at the end of August to align with Daffodil Day on 28th August.
For more information please contact:
Skipton: Nikki or Jo on 53401101
Beaufort: Cowell or Katrina on 5349 1600
If you are after some ideas on items that you can made, below is a selection of patterns.
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