In conjunction with my show in Easton, PA, I also coordinated a yarn bombing on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. It’s a lovely natural trail along a main artery highway and a pretty creek in town. There are many outdoor sculptures to see and a textile installation by Rachel Hayes.
(Here’s a little stranded knitting I steeked up, to wet your whistle.)
I scouted a short stretch of the trail with a row of newly planted trees whose skinny trunks could use a little bit of color. Here’s a video of our aftermath.
I gathered up a bunch of abandoned blanket projects, steeking some into smaller chunks. And I hooked up and knit a few more pieces. Even the garlands are made from crocheted hexagon bits.
We put out a call for volunteers to just show up on a Saturday morning in July and help sew the bits onto the trees and guardrails. About 20 folks stopped by and lent a hand, including some adorable little kids.
This last isolated tree blanket went up as I finished the hot morning. In this adjacent empty field now is a meditation labyrinth. This photo makes me pretty proud of the collaboration of all the artists on the trail.