Charity Yarn Bombing – Part 1

At last, some photos of the event to share with you. Bunting and TreeI have to start with a huge THANK YOU to all of you for your support and contributions, all of which were put to very good use and helped to make our little event a huge success. The displays were manned over the August bank holiday weekend when we had the majority of our visitors. All the items were given a number and visitors could place a bid to buy whatever took their fancy in a sealed box.

A couple of weeks before the opening we started to stir local folk and patients curiosity when the tree on the roadside was wrapped in a clourful blanket. Patient’s would come into reception and ask “is the tree poorly’? There is a bus stop opposite and we would giggle as we watched people waiting for a bus chatter and point inquisitively.

Yarn Bomed Tree

I will break the photos down into a few posts so they are not too long starting with the floral delights and the bunting. We had lots of floral garlands and bunting around the grounds and building, it added a wonderful festive air to the whole event.

Crochet Flower PanelsWe used many of the flowers we were sent to create these flower panels to hang from the hand rail at the front of the surgery.

Crochet Sunflower Flower Panel

Crochet Poppy Flower PanelCrochet Vase Flower PanelCrochet Daisy Flower PanelA friend made the gorgeous pink potted flower, if fact she made 5 of them and another friend knitted little butterflies and bees to decorate them. They were dotted around the  garden and I have to say they looked amazing.

Crochet Happy Flowers in a Troughs

The Happy Flowers from the pattern on Attic 24 worked their colourful charm in flower troughs with the leafy trellis on the walls at either side with bees and ladybirds nestling in the leaves.

Crochet Leaf Vine and Ladybird TrellisCrochet Leaf Vines on Trellis with BeesNext I will show you the seaside scene so come back soon!

42 thoughts on “Charity Yarn Bombing – Part 1

  1. Patch October 10, 2014 / 10:00

    Looks great. I especially like the real flowers peeping through the panels and the trellises look brilliant.


    • October 12, 2014 / 09:14

      Thank you, the flower panels were a lovely combination of flowers made locally and the ones our lovely blogging friends sent. I informed the people that bought these and they were truly amazed at how far some of the flowers had travelled to be part of their artwork.


  2. A Crafters Journey October 7, 2014 / 06:56

    I LOVE IT!!! I especially love the vines. Also every tree should have a wrap like that!


    • October 7, 2014 / 15:42

      Thank you. I agree about all trees having covers, we have kept the blanket on the tree and I am sure it will be missed when it eventually comes off.


  3. Miss Bea October 3, 2014 / 13:28

    Oh wow this is fantastic. I cant wait to see the finished results as its been great seeing it all coming in! x


  4. KerryCan September 30, 2014 / 11:45

    Oh, my! This all turned out even better than I imagined! I love everything about it–so imaginative and whimsical. I bet people couldn’t stop smiling!


    • September 30, 2014 / 20:59

      Thanks, it did bring smiles to the faces of our visitors, patients and staff alike. It was hard work but very satisfying.


  5. *Wisher* September 29, 2014 / 06:24

    ohhh.. this is sooooo amazing.. what magnificent display of various flowers.. looks so much like spring now..well done all..and I hope you guys have raise the funds you need.. 😉


    • September 30, 2014 / 20:57

      Thank you, your lovely garland was snapped up too. We just have to come up with something new for next time, the patients keep asking to make sure we will do it again.


  6. MollyBean September 28, 2014 / 09:55

    I’ve been looking forward to seeing your photos – what a brilliant display! I’m now looking forward to seeing the yarny seaside 😀 I’m so pleased it was a success xx


    • September 30, 2014 / 20:56

      Thanks, your contributions helped make the event sucessful so thanks again, they all sold by the way. I will make sure to include the seaside in the next post just for you.


  7. VanGoghAway September 28, 2014 / 02:58

    I love the panels with the flowers that went by the handrails! What are the flowers attached to, is it some kind of screen?


    • September 30, 2014 / 20:54

      We deliberated on this point for ages and tried a couple of different things but in the end we used a green netting from the garden centre normally used for greenhouse shading. It worked really well though sewing on all those flowers was quite a chore, for that I have to thank Catherine one of the local crafters.


  8. bamcrafts979 September 27, 2014 / 16:27

    Wow! That looks amazing! I feel awful that I never sent you the bag of flowers I put aside 😦


  9. Sharon Mann September 27, 2014 / 14:55

    Wow, how festive! Beautifully done.


  10. Moke September 26, 2014 / 17:30

    My gosh the crochet is wonderful. Works of art. Thank you for sharing. Moke xxx


  11. lucyannluna September 26, 2014 / 15:42

    Looks brilliant, can’t wait to see your sea side display


  12. The Discovery Store September 26, 2014 / 13:14

    Reblogged this on The Discovery Store Blog and commented:
    What an incredible and creative project! We absolutely love the idea of decorating public spaces with handmade beauties and gorgeous colours, this would certainly brighten up your Monday morning trip to the doctors! Located at Hackness Road Surgery in Scarborough, this project is particularly special as it was all to raise money for St. Catherine’s Hospice. Each hand-crafted piece was auctioned off to the public and the earning were given straight to this fantastic charity.

    Some of the decorations can still be found at Hackness Road Surgery in Scarborough, so if you’re a local you can take a look for yourself! Here are just some of the photos from the event. For more photos, head to thegrangerange blog or facebook page.

    The Grange Range, we commend you!


  13. Megan September 26, 2014 / 12:44

    It came together so wonderfully! I spotted some of my flowers already. Hehe. It feels good to see the final product. 🙂


      • Megan October 1, 2014 / 00:28

        It was a pleasure. 🙂 It’s so good to know that everything went so well.


  14. Claudia McGill September 26, 2014 / 12:41

    This scene just makes me so happy. What an experience to see it. And to know so many people worked together to create it!


    • September 30, 2014 / 20:47

      Thank you, it was so nice to work with such an enthusiastic group of crafters both locally and from all around the globe. It was only all possible because of the support we had.


  15. elisabeth andrée September 26, 2014 / 10:22

    So nice to see the photos! I love the look of everything and I think the yarnbombed tree is superb! It seems to me you did a great job, hope all the people loved it! 🙂


    • September 30, 2014 / 20:45

      Thank you, we managed to pull it all together with all the fantastic support from all of you. Everyone did love it and keep asking for assurance that we will do it again next year!


  16. thelandroverownerswife September 26, 2014 / 09:16

    Oh wow! Fantastic. Can’t wait to see the rest. I smiled at the bemusement your blanketed tree caused 🙂


    • September 30, 2014 / 20:41

      Thanks. Yes it was funny to hear the comments from patients, the blanket is still around the tree and I think when we do take it down it will be missed and the subject of discussion again.


  17. Tajana September 26, 2014 / 08:46

    Happy to see the photos!!!!You have organized such a tender event and have made this world a better place!Can only tell all my admiration! ❤ ❤ ❤


    • September 30, 2014 / 20:01

      Thank you so much for your kind words and your magnificent support of the event, all the wonderful things you sent helped to make the event a sucess. More photos coming soon!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Tajana September 30, 2014 / 20:42

        🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


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