This weekend I’ll be in West Vancouver Â at the West Vancouver Memorial Library to talk about the origins of yarn bombing and teach eager yarn bombing newbies how to make ‘pom pom bombs’. It will be a fun couple hours of looking at different knit graffiti projects from around the world and sharing stories.
Here is the library’s official release – don’t miss events with Holli Yeoh or Knit Social! AND, the librarians have their own special literary ‘yarn storm’ planned for the building that day too.
West Vancouver Memorial Library to weave together an exciting celebration of fibre arts
Thursday, February 13, 2014, West Vancouver, B.C.Â â€“ The walls and halls of West Vancouver Memorial Library are covered in fibre arts this month, inspired by the exhibitionÂ TEXTILES at the Library. The exhibition features the work of more than 20 Vancouver fibre artists, working in a variety of media and techniques, and showcases both the quality of work being done in the Lower Mainland and the infinite variety found in the fibre arts.
February 22Â will be a day devoted to needles, yarn, backstitches and crotchets at West Vancouver Memorial Libraryâ€™s Day of Knitting festivities. The celebration includes knitting workshops, authors, presentations, instruction, a knit-in, a Yarn StormÂ exhibition and much more.
The festivities kick-off atÂ 10 a.m.Â with two exciting workshops. AtÂ Around and Around,Â attendees will learn how to create a one-of-a-kind coffee cozy from published Vancouver-based knitwear and designer Holli Yeoh.Â Those interested in learning more about the growing trend in creating knit graffiti will love theYarn Bomb Primer and Pom-Pom Making WorkshopÂ hosted by author Leanne Prain, including a slideshow presentation exploring the global rise in knitting art for the public to enjoy.
FromÂ 1 â€“ 2 p.m., knitters of all ages will gather in Welsh Hall for aÂ Knit-InÂ where theyâ€™ll work on their own projects or help produce â€œyarns bombsâ€ to be placed in the Library.
Knit Socialâ€™s CascadiaÂ includes a presentation from a new book devoted to knit-works inspired by our local landscape, and runs fromÂ 2:30 â€“ 4 p.m.Â The authors have gathered from the region’s abundant design talent patterns for gorgeous sweaters, shawls, hats, socks and other fun-to-knit, beautiful-to-wear garments.
The fun continues the following week withÂ Yarn Storm at the Library,Â an exhibition featuring knitted literary themed graffiti created by local crafters and Library staff, placed throughout the Libraryâ€™s halls and stacks.
TheÂ TEXTILESÂ exhibition is on display throughÂ March 11Â with work from artists of the Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild, The Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts, The North Shore Needle Arts Guild, The Surface Design Association, The Coast Character Doll Group and FibreEssence.
For more details, including registration and additional information on the presenters, visitÂ westvanlibrary.ca/knitting.