Yarn Bomb ~ City Square

City Square is right in the centre of Melbourne.

For the third summer in a row Yarn Corner, in conjunction with the City of Melbourne, have yarn bombed all the trees in City Square ~ this year in all the gorgeous colours of the rainbow. It’s by far the biggest yarn bomb I’ve seen, with the installation in itself being an amazing feat, with elevated work platforms needed to sew the “bombs” up to 6 metres high.

The trees are either knit or crochet, or a combination of both. I tried to calculate the hours of work that this would have taken in total. It would easily be over a 1,000 ~ probably more like 2,000 hours! For anyone in Melbourne who wants to take a look, I believe they will be there for the next month, as long as nobody decides to steal anything and make a blanket for themselves!

Yes, one of these trees is mine (I’ve kept that rather quiet, haven’t I)? I’ve posted it as the first picture, as there are a lot of pictures ~ I didn’t want to miss anyone. Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be crocheting anything in orange for a good long while. πŸ™‚

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40 thoughts on “Yarn Bomb ~ City Square

  1. Your tree looks AMAZING! Hope I can make it in to the city next week to check it out before anyone decides they need a blanket! Thank goodness there’s a heat wave in Melbourne this week! πŸ™‚

  2. Hello! I am new to Yarn Corner, but made a new years’ resolution to make more craft & decided to start at the City Square installation. I learned so much & have a great appreciation for the work and passion that goes into the pieces used to decorate our city. I remember your piece best, because I stitched it up from the bottom xx

    • Haha! Oh wow, that’s so very cool. Thanks so much for letting me know. I wondered who sewed it up – I hope it didn’t cause any trouble! Welcome to Yarn Corner, and thank you so much for visiting. xxx

      • Oh, and when I replied last night from my tablet, I didn’t actually say “thankyou for sewing my piece up”, so a great big THANKYOU!

  3. These look beautiful, well done! Did you see the work at Junction Art Festival in Tassie on the Town Hall and Civic Square? You should come participate in the event this year, we would love to have your creative work here. It is a wonderful few days of fun, creativity and artistic talent.
    http://holisticcomplications.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/weekly-photo-challenge-arranged/
    http://holisticcomplications.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/junction-art-in-tasmania/.

    • Thankyou! Yes, the colours are gorgeous – they were well planned by Yarn Corner, so we all knew which colour we had to use for which tree to get the lovely overall affect.

  4. What an wonderful idea! They really are quite amazing. Your work in particular is beautiful. Your crochet is just lovely.

    • Thankyou so much! Yes, I do love yarn bombing, although sometime I wonder about the amount of time that goes into these things …. but the feedback from the public is always wonderful πŸ™‚

  5. What an amazing work!! we are a knitter group from a little town called Banyoles, in Catalonia. “Banyoles Knitting” we also do yarn bombing actions but in a smaller scale! ( so far πŸ™‚
    Congratulations!! We can follow us in facebook

    • Haha! Thankyou for saying mine is the best – I’m sure it’s not, but you’re lovely πŸ˜€ xxx Unfortunately, I think they will be down by April – I think they’re only staying up for one month. If I find out anything else big in yarn bombing that will be in the city in April I’ll make sure I Iet you know.

  6. What an amazing place! I never seen yarn bombing on this scale before. Love your orange tree.
    You blog had appeared to drop off my reader so now I’m delving in to make up lost time.

  7. Your yarn bombing is totally cool and beautiful. I found your blog when reading the comments in another blog about how awful yarn bombing is… Some of the comments were rather harsh and preachy – I’m so glad to have found your blog, what gorgeous and beautiful crochet work you do – and I love your coaster pattern! Thanks, I’ve add you to my blog reading list. Sher from http://www.flythecoopcrafts.blogspot.com

  8. You were faster than me in commenting on Crocheting the Day Away’s post. I saw your comment when scrolling down to add a link to your page (and won’t do that now).
    Your pictures are beautiful, same with the yarn bombing itself. I love those green flowers, and of course your art work in orange πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, if only Melbourne was closer to Berlin.

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