When a library is hit by a yarn storm…

04 Jul


Once upon a time a yarn storm hit the suburb of Coburg in Melbourne resulting in Victoria street mall being adorned with yarn bombs everywhere. Such a pleasure to walk through the mall and observe the tactile interaction of passers by. It is difficult to not smile and feel fuzzy. It was interesting to observe people walking by, stopping and tidying doilies that appeared to have moved out of place…

This project was was funded by Moreland city council and enacted by Moreland libraries. Always a pleasure to see creative engagement with community.

The following photo provides more detail of Wild and Woolly. The photos that follow are just a touch of the numerous examples of the wonderful work.









Posted by on July 4, 2012 in 029 ~ [Unassigned]


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7 responses to “When a library is hit by a yarn storm…

  1. Jillian

    July 10, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Hello, thanks for your coverage of our Wild and Woolly project! Just thought I would add that it was a project managed by Arts and Culture at Moreland City Council as part of our Coburg Carnivale Festival. The Library provided some logistical support and let us use some of their space inside to display other knitted objects like cushions and book covers. The project theme was tied into the National Year of Reading, which is what has informed some of the story-book installations. Thanks to all the community participants who made the work and thanks to everyone who has enjoyed the installation!

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      July 10, 2012 at 4:14 am

      Hi Jillian,

      Thanks for the additional information. It was, and still is, a joy to see the outcome of this project. Looking forward to more. I noted the library as I am particularly interested in the role of libraries in facilitating creative connections and acting as a civic meeting space or public sphere to enable wonderful projects such as this. I knew it was funded by Moreland Council and noted that in the post. I do appreciate the extra detail you have provided and am looking forward to more wonderful projects of this nature. Fantastic idea.

  2. Jillian

    July 12, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Cheers, truly Coburg Library does a fantastic job at providing oppertunities for the local community to engage in the arts and they are an invaluable local resource! Great to see a blog dedicated to Libraries.

  3. Chris

    July 26, 2012 at 4:20 am

    I so enjoyed the yarn storm in Coburg Mall! – it made it look so warm and welcoming and loved! And I couldn’t resist borrowing a book from the library with a lovely cover! A big thank you to everyone who put in so much work to brighten up the mall – it was a gift to the community!

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      July 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      Most definitely a gift to the community đŸ™‚

  4. Languages Direct

    July 28, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Did you know the Library also has audiobooks?
    We all love to hear a good yarn.

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      August 1, 2012 at 2:07 am

      Yes, we definitely love to hear a great yarn đŸ™‚


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