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Monday, June 11, 2012

Our Own Yarn Bomber! JoAnne Russo

Yarn Bombing in Vermont!


This Exciting News came to us from member JoAnne Russo, of Saxtons River.
While JoAnne's art focuses on sculptural forms using basketry techniques which incorporate found objects, she is also an avid knitter.


Read On to read her article on her YarnBomb Installations
in Saxtons River and in Bellows Falls,

and Follow JoAnne's Blog to keep up with her!

Main Street Arts, spindles at entrance.

This past winter, I taught a crochet class for children ages 6 and up at our local Main Street Arts Center, here in Saxtons River. This is a Creative Arts Program that invites area artists to teach a class, one day a week, for four weeks. I knew crochet stitches could be learned by young and older students and thought a "yarn bombing" project would excite them all. It certainly did!

lamp post, downtown Bellows Falls, Vermont.



I also belong to a knitting group. We knit mittens, hats and sweaters for our local schools and shelters. When I showed them pictures of the yarn bombing I did with the kids, they wanted to do one too!! So we measured and planned to "bomb" the lamp post outside the Village Square Booksellers in downtown Bellows Falls.

Some knitted their section, some crocheted, and we added crocheted flowers and bugs too! All our yarn is donated and this project let us use the leftovers - those small balls of yarn in various colors, not enough for a pair of mittens yet perfect for a yarn bomb :)


THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PROJECT WITH US, JOANNE!

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