Tree Hugging

My biggest installation yet! I said right from the outset of this project that I wanted to yarn bomb a tree – and here it is! It must have been around May time when I went down to Castle Park in Bristol to decide which tree would be getting a woolly jumper but I only started making it a few weeks back. With a diameter of 80cm it took about 10 minutes to complete each row – meaning this took me about 25 hours of crocheting to complete! I made it as one long piece, obviously the longer it got the more awkward it was to crochet so I’m quite pleased it’s finished. We went down to Castle Park in the early hours of this morning to install it, but upon locating my chosen tree found that my work was too small. I was pretty gutted, but then my partner-in-knitting pointed out that there were quite a few other trees around so we wondered a bit further and adorned this one instead. I quite like it actually – it overlooks the river and is alongside one of the main footpaths. Putting it up wasn’t too bad – a few people walked by and one group stopped to ask what we were doing, but there was no hassle. There was a pretty intrigued squirrel keeping watch though! Stitching it up took two of us about 15mins and it was quite a tight fit, but looks good and won’t be budging unless it’s cut off (which it hopefully won’t be!)

2 thoughts on “Tree Hugging

  1. I walked past this on my way home today and it really made me smile. I took some photos and am going to write about it on my blog tomorrow. Keep up the yarn bombing, it really brightened up my day!

    I will send you a link to my post once it goes live.

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