Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Yarn Bomb

All roads lead to the West Indies here.
The tree was yarn bombed before a pop up Caribbean carnival would take place.  As you can see from the damp pavements the weather was not very Caribbean on the day I took this photograph (with total lack of timing I missed the carnival by a day)  For the past forty year the Caribbean Carnival has wound its way along the streets of Preston but lack of funding needed for security, crowd management, cleaning and road closures meant this year it found a temporary home here in the Flag Market as a static festival.      
The whole area would be filled with colourful costumes, music and dance troupes with a splash of spicy food.  The only colour on this day was the yarn and flags

perhaps this little yarn balloon will whisk me off to the bright blue skies and a Caribbean beach

I see one yarn bomb and lo and behold I'd seen another one the month before in a completely different city.   This was by the old railway arches near Bradford Forster Square station.  
unfortunately I couldn't really get a decent photograph of the row so I'll leave it to your imagination. 
Round the corner there was more yarn on street lights and trees. This was done by people well used to wrapping things up, the workers of Broadway Marks and Spencer who brought this splash of colour, brightening up the area, as part of their community project linked to the Inn Churches Storehouse which tries to tackle food poverty.
A Yarn Bomb and interesting railings, I couldn't resist that snap.  The railings surround the Inland Revenue offices and were designed and installed by local artist and blacksmith Chris Topp, his brief was to offset the 'drab modern building' with something more interesting, hence these Charles Rennie Mackintosh influenced structures.

So there you have it two dull and rainy days in two different parts of England brightened up by the power of yarn.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at Y here


K V V S MURTHY said...


photowannabe said...

I really like the Yarn bombs that brighten the otherwise dull backgrounds.
It's a fun community project.

Melody Steenkamp said...

if one does not get happier by seeiing this, they miss out on a lot of fun, don;t they

Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Roger Owen Green said...

LOVE the yarn signs!

carol l mckenna said...

What festivities and decorations ~ Creative shots and love the yarn signs!

Happy Day, Week and Independence Day in the USA ~ 4th July

Ann said...

If you are going to get bombed good its yarn and not toilet paper.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

here in Auckland, New Zealand, they have yarn bomb too, though I think what a waste. After a cold wet winter, the art goes to tatters.

VioletSky said...

I've seen a couple of yarn bombs around here lately, but none were as well done as the ones you show!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like a good yarn about a yarn bomb. :-)

Monika B said...