Yarn Corner, a group of talented knitters, decided to create the largest display of yarn bombing in Victoria by covering trees in City Square with works of rainbow-colored knitted art.
Beginning with only 3 people in May 2011, Yarn Corner now has over 400 members. The idea for Yarn Corner Stitches Up City Square came while trying to decide what areas of Melbourne could allow them to create the most impact. City Square’s location and high pedestrian traffic worked in their favor, and the bright colors would stand out against the plain background.
This is the second year Yarn Corner has yarn bombed City Square. Future plans include the “Royal Granny Parade” to be installed on International Yarn Bombing Day in June along Royal Parade from Flemington Road to Park Street. This project hopes to cover 85 trees in knitted and crocheted motifs.
The display in City Square will be up until Tuesday, 19 February.
Click the link for the interview with Bali, Yarn Corner’s founder.