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!)

Happy International Yarn Bombing Day!

In celebration of International Yarn Bombing Day another early start saw this butterfly net installed on a tree in Brandon Hill Park. This project was more of a collaborative effort – 5 of us in total were involved in making it, although only 2 decided to brave the early start. Unlike the last adventure this one was completely uninterrupted and the weather was glorious, although we were left with very soggy socks! Will be interested to know how long this one stays up – hopefully longer than the monster feet!