Last weekend was full of yarn tagging fun as the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles celebrated Museum Day Live! We started on Friday, sorting through all the donated materials to see what we could use. Many volunteers helped with this process!
|Donated afghans and other yarn creations. So much handmade goodness! In the background, serious plans being made by Jerome of Gridjunky and yours truly, Jen of Mama's Magic Studio.|
The vision was to "yarn bomb" the awnings outside the museum, as well as to yarn tag as much as possible on the street and in the green area across from the museum. It took a lot of planning, piecing, measuring, and stitching to get everything lined up. Then, once the awning tops were put together, they needed to be hung up. Jerome from Gridjunky was the engineer planning it out, and then up on the ladder getting it done.
|Jerome of Gridjunky pauses and waves for the paparazzi.|
The result was amazing! Custom-designed yarn bomb toppers for each of the five awnings. It really needs to be seen in person to appreciate the effect.
|Yarn bomb awning toppers at the museum, each custom designed and created to fit.|
|Tagging with yarn pom poms!|
|Our favorite yarn tag!|
|Mother-daughter team, tagging a parking meter.|
The museum staff was a big part of the action, of course. Joan, the executive director, took her turn up on the ladder to tag a big palm tree out front of the museum, assisted by Elizabeth, the Manager of Museum Education.
|Museum staff, Joan and Elizabeth, hard at work.|
|Handmade magic from Mama's Magic Studio becomes part of the yarn tagging fun! These used to be a cover for a yoga ball!|
|Yarn bombed garden by the museum.|
|Amy of Jumbo Jibbles working hard on a yarn tag in the garden by the museum.|
|Ingredients for a yarn tag, including #wtfiber tag.|
|Finished tag. I call it "Pipe with Mushroom."|
Many thanks to the folks at the museum for permission to share photos of this event.
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