Join us in being part of  global art tend coming to 7th Avenue! We need your help! And we have FREE yarn & needles.

What is Yarn Blooming? (aka Yarn Bombing) It is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. It is also called  yarn storming, kniffiti,  or graffiti knitting.
Our Theme is Growing CommUnity: To celebrate our county’s diverse community of colors, cultures, stories, artistic and  agricultural heritage & future.
8 ways to participate
  1. Make yarn rectangles to decorate trees and lamp posts

  2. Help us attach the works to the trees and lamp posts in November and take down in March 2023

  3. Share the project with others in the community

  4. Offer to help teach kids or adults to knit/crochet

  5. Drop off rectangles and supplies at the Hendersonville Tourist office (8/30-11/30) or call us to collect a bunch 

  6. Ask for FREE yarn & knitting needles and join in

  7. Attend the public 'Knit-In' days at the DEPOT on Oct. 8, 15, 29, & Nov. 19 from 10am-1 pm. BYO chair & supplies. We have free yarn & needles available for anyone.

  8. Let us know you are participating by Texting Jenny the project mgr at 443 328-5719

HOW TO PARTICIPATE in our “CommuniTREES Yarn Bombing Project” Directions:

  • Knit, crotchet, or macramé rectangles out of any sturdy yarn (natural preferred, acrylic acceptable) in cool colors.

  • Make rectangles between 6-12” WIDE & 12- 30” LONG or  make rectangles between 12-15” WIDE & 49-54” LONG.

  • We will use varying widths, and varying lengths as needed for our subjects.

  • Decorate the rectangles, if you wish, with images that represent Growing CommUnity. This can be vegetables, people of all colors, animals, plants, flowers, or cultural aspects of our communities. Song long as it is family friendly and uplifting, be creative. (google yarn bombing for more ideas- see Hooked by Robin on youtube)

  • Leave a long yarn tail on one corner of approximately 2x its width for us to sew together. EG, if a rectangle is 6” wide, then leave a tale of 12" or more

  • All yarn pieces are donations and will NOT be returned! We hope to (re)use them for as long as they last. We have them on the trees November through mid-March 2022.Lamp Posts longer

Note: that sometimes pieces are stolen or vandalized. We have no control over this. Be prepared to set your piece free in to the wild to bring fun and joy to others. 

 

We need donations of needles, bulky yarn & zip ties.  Drop Off Point: Hendersonville  Tourism Office 201 S.Main Street,Hendersonville NC 28792 from 8/30-11/30/22 . Or any group may collect and deliver to STEAP. Contact the Project Manager Jenny at 443 3285719.