Yarnbombing at Historic Joy Kogawa House

Knitting has experienced a well-deserved renaissance of late. If you’re looking to put your mad skills to use for a very unique & worthwhile project, consider joining in on the upcoming Yarnbombing event at Historic Joy Kogawa House in Marpole.

Help writing blossom” – join Leanne Prain and Mandy Moore, co-authors of the book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (Arsenal Pulp Press), in covering the Joy Kogawa cherry tree in hundreds of knitted blossoms.

Joy Kogawa House invites you to come and knit or crochet pink cherry blossoms to help cover this historic tree, whose story is told in Joy Kogawa’s Naomi’s Tree, a picture book about friendship. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome to attend these FREE events.

You can join in on one of the two upcoming community knit-ins at the Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, this Sunday, January 23rd, 2 to 3:30 PM, or Saturday, February 5th, 2 to 3:30 PM.

If you can’t attend the knit-ins, you’re welcome to make and drop your blossoms in a covered bin, found just down the steps from the sidewalk in front of the house at 1450 West 64th Avenue. Submissions will be accepted up until March 1, 2011. All cherry blossoms should be made out of pink yarn. Patterns to use are available here.

Or you can help to stitch all of the cherry blossoms into place at Historic Joy Kogawa House on Sunday, March 6th, from 2 to 3:30 PM.

For more information, please visit www.yarnbombing.com.

Special thanks to Anne-Marie Metten for event details.

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