I have been pondering it, but still unsure what I would do, when I bumped into an old acquaintance, who I had met on the art trail in 2009.
H is a truly community spirited individual, and had opened her house that year for knitting, tea and cakes, as well as a little crochet teaching.
I really enjoyed meeting her, but had failed miserably to follow it up, so I was very happy to see her again at the park, where she was planting lovely edibles as part of a local gardening campaign. Like I said, she is a giver!
So we got talking and I said I’d been thinking about doing some kind of yarn bombing event for this year’s Front Room, inspired by Johanna’s knit graffiti I spotted last week.
Serendipity! She had registered her house to take part, but not formulated a plan. So now we have one (well loosely anyway).
Base yarn bombing workshops, plus other crafty fun, at H’s house during Front Room weekend (usually late November).
Make a few expeditions out each day of the trail into Totterdown to scatter our yarny goodness.
Fuel up in between with plenty of tea and cake (maybe with a donation to charity?)
Generally have a bit of a giggle, and continue to brighten up our lovely corner of Bristol.
Now that I have written it down, I HAVE to do it! No more excuses!
So my next question is – would you like to get involved? If so just leave me a comment or email me and I’ll make sure you’re kept up to speed.
I’m guessing there will be a mixture of pre-arranged ‘installations’ and cheeky street adornment, so if you know anyone who has a bike rack/ gate post etc which is looking in need of cheering up, please send me your nominations!