We recently enjoyScreen Shot 2015-10-20 at 9.39.42 PMed a gorgeous autumn day making art on the patio that adjoins the gallery.  Gallery members were creating a yarn bomb  – which is by standard protocol a stealth activity. (Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of street art that employs colorful displays of knit
Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 9.39.04 PMted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk).

We were of the mind on this project however, that participation opens the door for interest and connection, so we spent the afternoon outside yarn bombing a chair, right next to a busy coffee shop.  There was great foot traffic, abundant curiosity, and plenty of people eager to join the fun.
Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 9.41.05 PMThey happily attached pompoms (more than 230), knitted panels, old sox and sweater parts, felt flowers, and knitted curly-cues. The result was a day of laughing and connection, a delightful public art piece, and for a lot of people, a unique answer to the question ‘what did you do today?’.

Our yarn bomb chair is an explosion of color and texture. It sat in the gallery during our October 1st Friday open house and offered another opportunity for participation as a photo op. 

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 10.02.21 PMScreen Shot 2015-10-20 at 10.02.00 PMLater, gallery member Lisa Arata added a character to sit in the chair and took it for a visit to the Greeley Farmer’s Market. It’s back in the Gallery for now, but watch for it to pop up elsewhere around town. Matilde yarn bomb

 

 

 

 

 

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yarn chair back

yarn chair front

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