Rocks Riverside Park and Lorikeet Park are about to come to life with the contemporary handicraft exhibition: Yarn in the Park!
Discover this stunning open-air exhibition from 17 June – 17 July, that decorates the park with yarn through a variety of installations and interactive pieces to captivate children and adults, while brightening our suburbs.
Carol Sheard, Director and Founder of Yarn in the Park, started this project in 2021 with the Centenary Craft Circle. “During the pandemic, many locals were struggling with their mental health. As a group, instead of knitting scarves and gloves, we wanted to contribute to lifting the spirits of locals and the concept of yarn bombing the park was born,” said Carol Sheard.
Members of the Centenary Craft Circle have dedicated hundreds of hours towards knitting each component of the exhibition. Last year the exhibition brought incredible joy and happiness to our entire community. In essence, the exhibition is about connecting threads both physically and metaphorically. I am certain we will all be impressed with this year’s exhibit.
“My yarn bombing is all about smiles, stripes, checks and fun things. We all loved watching locals interact with our creations and I know this year will be even more vibrant,” said Carol Sheard.
I would like to thank and congratulate the talented individuals from the Centenary Craft Circle who continue to bring immense joy to our community through Yarn in the Park. The hundreds of hours you dedicate to brightening our suburb makes a huge difference. I am excited about this years exhibit and I look forward to hearing the wonderful feedback from locals.
If you would like to support this exhibition, Centenary Craft Circle welcome donations of yarn. Donations can be made via our office at Mt Ommaney.