Attempted Yarn Bombing!

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I saw that One Sheepish Girl is hosting a yarn bomb a long and I thought “I’ve got to have a go, this is brilliant!”. I haven’t done any yarn bombing yet – partially because I think I might get told off if someone saw me trying to hang something on a sign or on a fence and this thought deterred me slightly. But last night I had a revelation, a spark of courage and I thought, “it’s removable, it’s pretty and colourful so… Why not!” I also really enjoy the community aspect that these kind of events inspire and it’s been lovely looking at all the places around the world where people have participated.

Encouraged and inspired after seeing some of the other yarn  bomb photos on twitter,  I hooked up ten lilac hearts with a dark purple loop to hang them up and loooook! They look rather cute all huddling together. Though not for long! Their fate was destined for a fence, a tree, a bench, a sign or anywhere that will have them!

 

One Single Heart

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However!

All did not go as planned on my first day of yarn bombing! My house mate, a friend and I decided to go on a little adventure in his 1970′s mini cooper (absolutely lush) to a “Ye Olde English Pub” somewhere hidden in the English countryside. This is as far as we got unfortunately… The idea. The poor mini broke down before we could manage to leave our city boundaries.

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  We broke down in the middle of a steep hill, I know, I know not the best place but      hey, couldn’t be helped! Kindly two other gentlemen helped us push it up the hill to this road and after a very, very, very long wait (it was dark before we left) we managed to get home.

Aside from this unfortunate incident .. I STILL wanted to yarn bomb, and this lovely street had the pleasure of my lilac hearts.

My Yarn Bombs

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So I would say for my first yarn bombing – I will definitely be finding time next week to bomb the rest of my hearts and will be looking to do a few more yarn bombs in the future, it was a lot of fun – I would say it was a success and a half!

To round off the day we had a cup of Revelation Tea – So unusual but a lovely subtle flavour. It’s a flower that blooms as it brews.

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Thanks for reading!

Dominique

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15 thoughts on “Attempted Yarn Bombing!

  1. i’ve never attempted to participate in any yarn-bombings, and i think your idea here is very cute! i think i’ll follow suit and try it in a smaller level first.. :)

  2. Dominique, how do you feel about me actually having one of your hearts? I found the one you put on the tree this morning on my run, it made me smile :) but although I really, really wanted it I left it in place. i’d love to pop back and see if it’s still there, but wouldn’t want to make you sad if that wasn’t the idea.
    Julia

  3. I loved it! In fact I might have to have a go at making some myself! I’ll happily put some more up on my run if you like, sounds like fun :) I was wondering if you would mind if I popped out and collected the one I saw on the tree? For some reason it feels quite special and I’d really like to blog about it :)

  4. I’ve just been to fetch it :) It was still there! Had a look for the ones on the railings opposite and in the tree a bit further down the road and they had already gone – guess I was really lucky! :) Thank you so much, it’s sooo sweet! I can’t believe how I actually managed to find your post, it was only the second site I clicked on and there it was! :) Mad eh?

    My blog is http://www.potterspatch.blogspot.com Been a bit blog AWOL for a while, but I have had the urge the last few days and what a nice thing to blog about!

    • Ohhh, :) I hope they were taken to loving homes, I’m glad you got one too.

      That is a massive coincidence, when I put them there I never expected to hear anything about it! Pretty awesome though.
      I definitely look forward to reading your post!

  5. I’ll try to get it on tomorrow, Thanks again, it’s lovely! Off to look up how to make a crochet heart now :)

    PS Also a huge Discworld fan, read them first 20 odd years ago, must get round to re-reading them as I’ve still got them all! Also off to look up Magnus Mills :)

  6. YAY! I’m so excited you took the plunge and did the heart yarn bomb. I love the lavender color. I’m always a little nervous when I put up my yarn bombs too. But, like you said, they are pretty and cheery and easily come down so where’s the harm? And, they are likely to make someone smile. :)

  7. I think your Hearts are lovely.
    I was terrified when i did my yarn bombing. I kinda have funny morals about it, because its a bit like grafiti (would never do), but nice and removable. You just never know what others are going to think. Some people take offences at the strangest things.

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