T minus 10 days to Yarn Bombing Norcross!

A simple community project involving yarn has turned into an amazing event!

The Norcross Yarn Bombers were at it on the porch of The Nest on Saturday.  The last workshop in the series was attended by over 20 women representing Dunwoody, Peachtree Corners, Alpharetta, and Norcross.  The Spring Into Yarn public art event is being sponsored by Norcross Arts Alliance, The Nest, Artworks! Gwinnett, and the City of Norcross.

A total of 35 ladies attended the two workshops that were held.  The group did a tour of the parks and downtown business area scoping out trees, benches, buildings and fences that they plan to decorate with their vibrant yarn creations.

Marian Rose, President of the Atlanta Knitting Guild made a visit to Norcross to find out more about the project and has now joined forces with SEFAA South Eastern Fiber Arts Alliance and Crochet Guild of America to take part in the event!

Nanette Arceneaux a Norcross resident and fiber artist created two unique Norcross Yarn Bombs that will be unveiled on April 1st as part of our Spring Into Yarn Photo Competition – a month-long project with chances to win weekly prizes.

Spring Into Yarn – Yarn Bombing installation is Saturday March 31st from 9am – 5pm, come out and cheer us on as we spend the day knitting and crocheting.  Can’t knit or crochet?  Come make pom-poms!

Sign-up to volunteer and help the artists install their work.  There will be three locations where we need help; main location Thrasher Park, Porch at The Nest and Home Norcross.  Contact Taylor Covert of Home Norcross at home.norx@gmail.com or call 770-416-0029.  This event is opened to the public.

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Deb Wilson Harris March 21, 2012 at 08:05 PM
This was so much fun, I'm knitting flowers like crazy getting ready for our big Yarn Bombing day! Thanks Arlene!


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