Saturday, April 21, 2012

Yarn bombing in Hastings

Well, I was in town the other day and what do you know, the library had been yarn bombed!
Knitting and crochet have made it to the big time around here!

It spread out on to the footpath and into the trees too.

There was a lot of crafty action going into this project, many many hours me thinks.

There has been a bit of controversy surrounding this yarn bombing actually.  The local paper was documenting a bit of an argument between the local ladies of the Hastings Community House who planned the yarny action, and a local council member who wanted to get people from another town in to yarn bomb Hastings. I don't really know why he didn't support the locals to do their own yarn bombing.  
Needless to say, the local ladies were not impressed with this !  Westernport ladies are quite capable of doing their own crafty thing I think!

(Having said that, I hope this installation was the work of the Hastings ladies!  I'm not sure whose work it is, and am just assuming the Community House are responsible!)

I think they did a great job, it certainly brightened up this end of the main street.

I loved the grannified posts, lots of granny goodness here!

Check out this happy face, very cute!

Anyway, it was nice to see yarn bombing in my local town!  Well done ladies!
It really brightened my day and put a smile on my face (and lots of other people too!!)

Have a great day!


  1. It seems similar in style to that done in Frankston several months ago. I was a bit put off by the advertising pinned all over them. In my mind to be a true yarn bombing it should be anonymous!
    Lots of work by several people and it does brighten the day when you spot it. I remember watching people's reactions when they first spotted the decorated poles in Frankston. Without fail they were amazed and delighted.
    xXx Helen

  2. This yarn bombing is fantastic, and I think anyone who is not involved with yarn should keep their yarn bombing expectations to themselves, these ladies did a wonderful job.
    Hugs to you,

  3. Love those granny square posts! Those ladies did a great job!

  4. Wonderful! I would love to participate in something like this and be part of helping something 'appear' as if from nowhere!

    B x

  5. How cool - I also hope the bombing was done by the local ladies. The grannyfied posts looks awesome!

  6. Wow i haven't seen any of that around i wish i had it looks amazing ;-)) dee x

  7. Ahhhh yarn bombing is so cool! I think I once saw a lampost that'd been yarn bombed but I only noticed as I drove past!

  8. Aww! I wish someone would come yarn bomb my house lol. That looks like loads of cheery fun!

  9. Brilliant. You gotta love a bit of yarn bombing!!

  10. Wonderful! Everywhere should be yarnbombed. I have a scaffold outside my house at the moment, hmm the possibilities are endless LOL!

  11. Yay for yarnbombing!
    There looks to be many hours of work there - well done ladies (& gents if there are any involved)

  12. Fun! I've never seen one of these in person. Crazy!


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