Thursday, May 17, 2012

Brisbane: Calling all crafters to yarn bomb King George Square!

Calling all Brisbane crafters, craft groups and collectives to unite on 1 June to yarn bomb King George Square, Brisbane CBD!

"Brisbane nights are gettin' chilly! Calling all crafters to yarn bomb us with some winter woollies!"

As part of BrisStyle's Craft Caravan Festival Brown Owls and all Brisbane crafty groups and individuals are invited to yarn bomb King George Square!

When? Friday 1 June, 10am-4pm

Where? King George Square, Brisbane CBD

How does it work? 
You can either yarn bomb by yourself or as a group to your heart's desire! If you're feeling a little timid drop your knitting or crochet off to the crafting oasis, Brown Owls will be having an all day meet up during the Craft Caravan Festival, keep an eye out for our Owl-y sign.

"We'd love some leg warmers to brighten up all those tourists' photos on 1 June!" 

What is yarn bombing anyway?
We like to think of it as a non-permanent crafty style of street art that will warm up the heart of Brisbane's CBD. For some yarn bombing inspiration from around the world check out the Brown Owls Pinterest page.

I don't know how to knit or crochet, how can I take part?
We can teach you! At the next Brown Owls meet up held at Imogen's Art Space on Monday 28 May at 6pm we'll be teaching crochet and knitting. The details of the meet up are here

You can also learn to knit and crochet at the Brown Owls all day meet up on yarn bombing day, 1 June at the BrisStyle Craft Caravan crafting oasis, King George Square.

"I'd love a bit of colour to brighten up my day" said lion number one. 
"I'd like a big beanie!" said lion number two.

Let's spread the word far and wide, feel free to pass the link to this post on to everyone and anyone (or group) you know that might be interested in getting involved. 

The BrisStyle Craft Caravan promises to be an awesome day of crafty workshops, demonstrations, markets, and more! 

Details about the Brown Owls all day meet up at the crafting oasis on the day will be posted soon, in the meantime mark your diaries and we'll see you at the knitting meet up!

Got more questions or want to chat about the yarn bombing? 

P.S. Did you know that King George Square is also full of luscious trees now which are begging to be warmed up with your UFO (unfinished object) crochet and knitting!

1 comment:


I cant beleive it took me I think 4 links to find out what exactly yarn bombing was lol. Now Ive been informed thanks to the internet can I ask some peoples out there what happens to all these crafts when the day is good and done. Also why is it called Caravaning>>>....OOOHHHH yeeehhhh ignorance is bliss - sorry bout that