I am so excited! Saturday is the stitch 'n bitch workshop for the Clark Street yarn bombing. Yarn bombing is a form of street art that uses yarn rather than paint. I like to think of is as benign graffitti. Mary and I will be at a booth sponsored by the Rogers Park Business Alliance at the Clark Street Festival (in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot at 6970 N. Clark Street). We will be showing folks how to filet crochet papel picados, as well how to knit and crochet flowers. Mary designed the papel picados I crocheted (see above and below). It's influenced by another crocheter's work, but she gave it a tweak. So easy to do and works up quickly!
Are you on Pinterest? Pinterest is a visual form of social media. It's a great way to collect and organize images, recipes etc, anything and everything that stir one's creativity. Mary started a Pinterest board for our yarn bombing call Blooming / Celebrating. It is full of great patterns (free or low cost) with oodles of inspiration. In case you aren't on Pinterest, I thought I would post a few of the links here:
A great pattern for colorful skulls are featured on the blog Emilee Knits.
I love this roundup of flower patterns.
And this skeleton takes first prize for cutest bag of bones.
We hope to see you at the event. Our next one in Rogers Park is August 22nd.