Letter: Yarn bombing contributions appreciated

And so the second season of yarn-bombing comes to a close.

Editor:

And so the second season of yarn-bombing comes to a close.

The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake would like to thank all the people who came on board to participate with this year’s yarn-bombing project. Many of the arts council groups put up 3-D displays around town including the Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society, Cariboo Potters Guild, Williams Lake Spinners and Weavers, Cariboo Art Society, Friday Farmers’ market, Quintet Plus, Williams Lake Community Band, Station House Gallery and Cariboo Festival Society.

Not only do these groups provide wonderful art or music for the community, they also brightened things up with displays around fences and in the store fronts.

Business owners at the Delainey Centre, Sight and Sound, and 190 Oliver Street store front let us use their windows for displays. B.C. Hydro loaned power poles and School District 27 and the City of Williams Lake allowed us to decorate the chain-link fences.

There have been many compliments on the displays created by the many people who knit and crochet long skinny scarves that were woven into designs on the fences along the Lake City Secondary Williams Lake Campus basketball court.

Participants in ‘Art Meats Culture’ wove on bike rims for this project. One dad and little girl stated that they were excited anticipating seeing their rim on the basketball court at the school.

Chris at the Metal Recycling, and Red Shred’s and Barking Spider saved bike rims for us.

Our youngest weavers were pre-school aged, our oldest knitter was 94. In between we had the Girl Guides making arm crochet pieces for the peacocks by Rona.

The White Cane Society members knit up a huge amount of material that was put into a garden-type display that was in the window of Delainey Centre.

A whole class of students and their teachers decorated the fences leading down Carson Drive to the Community Garden. Unfortunately a child’s bike was taken off the fence at the high school. This bike was headed for the Conservation Society’s Bikes For All Program.

We just hope whoever relieved it from the fence didn’t destroy it, but instead gave it to a child. We had a laugh when we were taking the rims off the fence. They had all been attached by zip ties but some person took it upon themselves to weave their own rim and then attached it to the basketball court with pipe cleaners.  We appreciate this random yarn-bomber.

Sharon Hoffman

Williams Lake

Community Arts Council

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