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.
Each member of the Centenary Craft Circle has 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 ,” said Councillor Sarah Hutton
“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 Sherd.
“I would like to congratulate all of the talented individuals in the Centenary Craft Circle. You have brought so much joy to our community through your installation. The thousands of hours you devoted to making all of the covers, has made a difference and it has uplifted our community,” said Councillor Sarah Hutton.
If you would like to support the exhibition, the Centenary Craft Circle would truly appreciate donations of yarn. A collection box is available in Councillor Sarah Hutton’s Office at Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre.