Yarn bombing is a form of temporary street art where yarn in any form (knit, crochet, latch hook, cross stitch, braided, wrapped) is attached to an object in a public space.
Throughout Historic Downtown Torrington. More than 200 sites have been identified.
• Registration...........Now thru June 2016
• Installation.............June 11, 2016
• De-installation..... September 2016
Litchfield county and beyond is invited.
All ages, genders and ability levels can participate as an individual or team.
• senior citizens
• community groups
• civic organizations
• public and private schools
• social-service agencies
• church groups
• municipal employees
"RULES OF ENGAGEMENT"
• Individuals and teams will choose a site on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Informational and inspirational sessions will be held at Five Points Gallery now through next spring 2016.
• Optional group activities will be offered to include creative design workshops, beginner classes and knit-ins.
• Work may be done at home, in private gatherings or at yarn-bomb events.
• Individual participants and team leaders will make monthly progress reports to the Five Points Yarn Bomb co-coordinator.
• Participants will be able to communicate on Five Point Gallery's Facebook and Instagram.
• A monthly newsletter will update the Yarn Barn community and be emailed directly
DATES TO REMEMBER!
(No registration required for workshops or information sessions!)
INFORMATION AND INSPIRATION:
Activities focusing on yarn bomb site selections and creative options will be presented
through the spring of 2016...
• City of Torrington
• In Sheep’s Clothing
• NW CT Chamber of Commerce
• Kids Play
• VLC Images
FOLLOW US at:
Five Points Gallery
CHECK OUT THE YARN BOMB NEWSLETTER
for MORE INFORMATION and UPDATES:
• additional activities and events
• knit-in dates and locations
• yarn bomb site locations and map
Call the gallery, (860) 618-7222, or
Supported in part by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.