It’s coming round again, I can’t believe it is June already. Where does time go?
This years Charity Yarn Bombing at the surgery will be on 29 and 30 August 2015
Last year patients, friends and family and crafters from around the globe helped us create a woolly fantasy garden in the grounds of the small GP surgery where I work raising over £1000.00, the proceeds were shared between our local hospice and the hospital.
We have commenced our regular Saturday meetings to plan and share our ideas and creations for this years woolly display. We wanted to challenge ourselves so the themes are different as listed below, although we thought it was appropriate to keep a seaside theme again as we are on the coast.
- Dinosaur park
- Teddy Bears Picnic
- Down on the Farm
- Jungle Capers
- Beside the Seaside
Read last years post here and see the three posts showing what was acheived for last years event in Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
If you would like to join in everyone is welcome, any contributions will be most gratefully received and put to great use. Just leave a comment or drop me an email if you would like any further information. Alternatively please stay in touch and we will share our progress with you in the coming weeks.
You may have already guessed that Stan the Stegosaurus and the crochet cave kids Magnar and Sadiki are for the Dinosaur Park and I look forward to sharing further makes with you all.
Firstly I must give my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have made pledges to help with our yarn bombing project; I know our patients will love it!
You have all asked for ideas of what to make so here goes……….
The name of the project is Fantasy Garden so here is an overview of what we are aiming to create through our creative collaboration:
- Flowers: As the overriding theme is “Gardens”, flowers of all colours, shapes and sizes would be wonderful and, in particular, sunflowers. I have been using a video tutorial by Meladora’s Creations to make mine.
- Bunting: I’d like to create a festive feeling so bunting is needed to hang around the building and garden to draw the spectacle together and attract attention from passersby. Attic24 has a great tutorial.
- Birds: This simple birdie pattern is an easier choice if you fancy something quick and straightforward and it looks great in all sorts of colour combinations. Another tutorial from Lucy at Attic24.
And if you feel like getting even more creative, there are two mini themes that I would like to incorporate into the Fantasy Garden…
- Fairy Garden: A Fantasy Garden wouldn’t be complete without a few fairies, so I will be making fairies, toadstools and gnomes.
- Seaside Scenery: And finally, because we live by the sea, I couldn’t resist a seaside scene. A lovely friend of mine is knitting the sea! So if you fancy making some fish or even seals and seagulls, I will find them a happy home by the sea!
I hope that these ideas and links to patterns will help you to get started and I am so happy that you want to help our Fantasy Garden become a reality. If you need any more information or would like to join us please contact me by email TheGrangeRange@hotmail.com . Thanks so much for your help.