Friday, 22 April 2011

Lights In Winter information

 Please note the above picture is not of the structure involved for the project. It just looks pretty.
 
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#!/event.php?eid=118696851543559

Want to help out? We need a small army of interested participants to make yarn bomb pieces for us. If you don't live in Melbourne, then you'll need to make, send and have us receive your tag by Monday May 23rd. 

Please send it to:

Bali
1 Gordon Street
Brunswick West VIC 3055 Australia.


WHAT IS IT?
A giant structure incorporating lights, lanterns, snowflakes and yarn bombing will be set up for all to see.


This is the proposed structure:

 WHAT'S NEEDED?:

POLES
Go both vertical and horizonal. Please do not make your tag more than 14 to 15 cm wide. Can be anywhere from 50cm to 3 metres long. Please stick with firey red/orange/yellow colors with the occasional blue and white winter colors.

LANTERNS
Will be made by folding a thick type of tracing paper into a cylinder shape and attaching yarn to it. Can be A3 and A4 size. Must be lacy and see through so that the color lights can go through the lantern and yarn. Nothing with a block stitch that you won't be able to see lights through. Again please stick with firey red/orange/yellow colors with the occasional blue and white winter colors.

SNOWFLAKES

Blue and white winter colors only please. Any size. Snowflakes must be stiffened so that they stay straight when hung up.


LARGE LIGHT FRAME
We also have a large light frame that needs covering:
Approx 1.5m in a diameter. Will be covered in a red and an orange yarn that's already been selected. A lacy see through pattern will be used so that the light can shine through. If you can crochet, please contact me about helping out with this particular part of the project. 

INSPIRATION:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.413483477669.193139.373522532669&l=2f4f3164ff

LINKS:

LANTERNS:
http://riotflower.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/crochet-lace-swatching/ [crochet]
http://crochetology.net/2010/01/edging-no-408-by-adeline-cordet/ [crochet]
http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-offset-fish-net-stitch/ [crochet]
http://www.evelynclarkdesigns.com/pdf/Swallowtail.pdf [knit]

SNOWFLAKES:

http://starrs-crodream.livejournal.com/5514.html [crochet]
http://www.jpfun.com/patterns/free/ornaments/f103016prettysnowflake.pdf [crochet]
http://snowcatcher.blogspot.com/2011/03/snowflake-monday_14.html [crochet]
http://www.coatscrafts.co.uk/NR/rdonlyres/B9FA80E9-7DD0-4F0F-B658-93B5C6AABA79/77132/SnowflakeTreeDecoration.pdf [crochet]

Feel free to add your ideas to this!

18 comments:

  1. Yay! Thanks so much. Let me know if you need any more info.

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  2. I've started on my yellow and red piece.. will do more... soon as I have some vibrant yarn!

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  3. I'll look through my stash and see if I can come up with something.

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  4. I would love to do a piece to add, any yarn goes?

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  5. Go for it! Yep any yarn but keep it to the firey red/orange/yellow and winter blue and white.

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  6. nice work, i from Chile , so for me its a little difficult send something..
    but, i follow you from here.
    Hugs
    Leslie

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  7. won't be about but happy to make something. happy to help with the lantern. email me at casacocoloco@optusnet.com.au

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  8. Alita - We have people from overseas still helping us out by making something and sending it down.

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  9. Angelina - Sending you an email now.

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  10. HECK YES and so more people will help:
    http://purplecustardservicestation.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/its-a-bomb/

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  11. Hey no probs, happy to help! How's it all going anyway?

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  12. Kylie Stitches20 May 2011 at 02:10

    hihi.. is this for crochet only??
    I'm a knitter and would love to help.. maybe with a pole piece??

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  13. Hi Kylie. No this isn't just for crocheters. We have lots of knitters helping out as well as loomers. Sure you can make a pole piece. Just make sure if meets the requirements [size and color] but otherwise go for your life! :) Thanks for helping out.

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  14. Kylie Stitches20 May 2011 at 09:18

    yay!! lol
    Glad to help.. esp when it involves my two favourite things, Knitting and Melbourne <3

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  15. Hi Bali, I'd like to help too! What do you still need? I can do a few lanterns, or other..

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  16. Hi Sophie. We still need everything really. Up to you what you want to make. Just go for it! :)

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