YARN BOMBING THE WHITE BEAR CENTER FOR THE ARTS
You may or may not know that the Knitter's of Lila and Claudine's have spent a good part of the summer knitting and crocheting colorful swatches to be used to yarn bomb The White Bear Art Center. Volunteering to work on this project, they put away their own projects and replaced them with the wacky free form style that goes with a yarn bombing. Who knew that creating crazy colorful swatches could be so so fun?
With the beginning of September came the time to put together our creations. Kirsten put the call out for the installation. We are not sure if the Art Center knew what they were in for but, yarn bombing was new to us too. This form of artistic expression was so much fun no one really wanted to stop. But then, with yarn bombing, no one has too. If you want to cover a rock or wrap a tree with a yarn swatch, have at it.
WE BE BOMBING BABY
The weather was awesome and so was the company. A perfect day for the perfect art form. As the day went on, no one could believe how beautiful mixing all those crazy colors and textures could be.
Best day ever.
Some "Bomber's" bombed with planned precision while others went willy nilly. It was this combination that left The Art Center's exterior full of color and beauty. And as the bomber's bombed , Polly set up her needle felted people under the canopy of color.
Polly couldn't help herself, she started needle felting three life size figures to put in the sculpture garden. So as Kirsten ran the shop
Polly needle felted, and needle felted and needle felted. Her goal was to try to show what knitting and needle felting and any fiber art means to her,
Knitting is Love
Representing the community of fiber artists that come together to work their craft. Whether for themselves or others. And the love of family.
Knitting is Peace
Showing the peace and calm we feels as we knit away the stress of the day, gently rocking in the moonlight.
Knitting is Happiness
Jumping for joy in a garden of colorful flowers. How can you not be happy while sitting back, relaxing and working on a project.
Lila and Claudine's would like to
THANK EVERYONE who helped us make yarn bombing The White Bear Art Center such a fun and easy event. Thinking about it makes us smile. Take some time to visit The Art Center to look around and see if you can find all the wonderful hidden surprises located around the the Center's grounds.
Join us in The Knitting Room at Lila and Claudine's.
We'll be here!
Watch our calendar for other added classes and groups.
I AM A KNITTER!
I am kind and considerate. I am a good listener and I do care.
I try to be good and honest.
If I make a mistake, whether intended or unintended, I admit it readily.
I am an artist.
I AM HIP & I AM WITH IT!!!!!!
I am not your GRANDMA... I am your GRANDMA...
Just because I knit doesn’t mean I don’t know how to operate power tools
or throw a football!
I carry yarn to keep calm, because with my knitting I can be anywhere and do anything.
I accept my mistakes with courage but I knit THEREFORE I RIP!
I know many things
but I am always willing to learn new things.
For learning is courage...
Learning is creative...Learning is power...
Words like entrelac, kitchener and intarsia are part of my vocabulary!!!
I am not fearful. It’s only sticks & string.
KNITTING IS PEACE, KNITTING IS LOVE,
KNITTING IS MY ADDICTION & FIBER IS MY DRUG!
MY STASH IS HUGE!!!!
And I get my fix... my inspiration... and the help I need
LILA & CLAUDINE’S
Copyright Lila and Claudine's 2011