I have an exciting post this morning ^.^ It's actually about yesterday's crafternoon. As you have no doubt gathered from the title, I finally did my first yarnbomb installation! I was a bit nervous because I kept thinking that strangers walking by were going to call the police about the 'strange girl at Ms. Nina's shop'... and I kept practicing my explanation of what I was doing in my head, lol. I put up the letters that I showed in this post and added a row of crochet flowers.
What I learned from my first installation:
-Check the weather and dress accordingly or bomb at night...
-Cut more yarn for attaching things than you need... no one wants to tie a knot with 2 cm of yarn...
-Make a real design plan
-Get some blog cards so you don't have to write on slips of paper... sheesh!
All in all, I had a great time (even though I was melting away). I originally invited some friends to participate, but it ended up being just me. I think that was better because the space was really too small for multiple people to be working in at the same time. Maybe I'll try to coordinate a larger installation later on. Now that I've completed a yarnbombing, I'm excited to do another one. I have a few ideas running around in my head that will be put on the artsy-to-do list. But until then, I have other projects to complete. And shop stock to make. I'm hoping to start making some money with my art... sooner rather than later.
Have a wonderful Monday!