Lucas County Children's Services, our local agency responsible for protecting children from abuse and neglect, teamed up with local street artists - particularly an anonymous lady known as Streetspun Yarnbombing - to wrap our city in blue yarn to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention. Streetspun spread the word via Facebook and other media, to get hooks and needles going.
People (like me) went crazy! This was my first ever yarnbomb. What's particularly fun, is that "we" (I include myself as a citizen of Toledo) received gifts of blue yarnbombs from around the world. Here are a few pictures of the bombing installation....
Why yes....that is my contribution of hearts on the upper half of the tree on the right! I feel like a celebrity, even though nobody knows I did it.
Now that I've had a taste of street art, I may never be the same. I've already completed my next yarnbomb!
Yes.... I did take a bit of inspiration from the Mixed Stripe Blanket. This picture isn't doing the colors justice. It's really quite bright and cheery.
Here it is, wrapped around a tree. (Pay no attention to that little chicken in the background!)
But you know, that wasn't enough. I've been dying for an excuse to try the Happy Flower Decoration from Attic24. What better reason than decorations for a city that needs love and happy things so desperately? This picture is a little fuzzy (but so is the yarn....lol). Actually, we had a bit of wind that kept spinning the flower. It was hard to get a picture!
In a few months, when everything is green and gorgeous, these little creations of mine will be on display, along with the work of many other fiber artists. I'm thrilled to have a small part in these projects.
Before I forget... the yarn is just worsted weight, some leftovers I had in a bin, waiting for a project. I think they've been put to good use!