Wednesday 7 April 2010

Look Out - Yarn Bomb!!!

I visited the Manchester Craft Centre in the Northern Quarter today for a browse round (and to indulge my fantasy of having a studio there!) and I just wanted to share the wonderful "yarn bombing" project they have going on.

The idea is to make the biggest "yarn bomb" ever and cover the whole of the Craft Centre bannisters with woolly art. There are some fabulous pieces of work - I especially loved these little knitted ghosts and  mushrooms!

I'm not much of a knitter myself - kind of a knit-one-purl-one-drop-one type! But if you'd like to contribute you can send a strip of knitting or crochet measuring 7cm wide x 40 cm long to  -

Kelda Savage, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD (or if you're near enough you can take them to the Craft Centre in person).

Each knitted strip has a little label with the creater's name and location so don't forget to send this too :)


  1. This is so cool and fun. I've never learned to knit but I feel like I'm getting closer to taking a class or something. Have a brilliant week Ang!


  2. So happy you shared this with all of us. What a neat fun place to stroll thru and get ideas too.
    Hope your doing well

  3. You should Bunny - even though I'm not a very good knitter it is still quite theraputic!

    Maggie yes it is a lovely place to relax and be inspired!

    Wishing you both a lovely week too x

  4. What a cool project! I'm not a knitter either, but those mushrooms are adorable enough to make me want to learn how!

  5. Wow I really must get out more....this is almost on my doorstep! Not much of a knitter either but looks a fun place to visit.
    best regards

  6. what a fantastic idea!! it looks really striking in an all white gallery. i should remember this idea and if i ever get a white house ... AHA!!!

  7. Thanks everyone!

    Deborah I didn't realise you were close by - whereabouts are you?

    Luthien lol good thinking - maybe I'll cover my bannisters with knitting!

  8. Love the yarn bomb! What a great way to bring colour and life to a place! And knitted ghosts? Just adorable :-)

  9. Isn't it a fab idea Annette? I loved the little ghosts too! x

  10. That's so cool, I've never seen anything like it before! Gosh it would be fun to join you on some of your excursions, I love seeing the places you go!

  11. Thanks Sharon - and you know you'd be more than welcome to come with me for a day out! x

  12. Hi Angela. Love your blog, I found you through Lorrie. I learnt to knit when I was a kid, only stocking stitch but I'm still tempted to do one and send it off!

  13. Hi Rona, nice to meet you!

    You should make one - let me know if you do I'll go and take a photo of it for you!