Friday, August 8, 2014

Beware of Yarn

Some may have been concerned when the Fiber Fridays group announced that this month's meeting would include a Yarn Bombing event.  However, a little research showed that this artistic process merely involves wrapping things completely in yarn, and no explosives are involved.  It has its roots in conceptual/street art, but here in Belmar it was being practiced indoors today.  The focus was on a bicycle.  This is not the first time that the BAC has been involved in bicycle art, but this was certainly the fuzziest.  Above and below are photos from early in the process, with some of the bike still visible.

Over the course of the day, eleven people were involved in the event, resulting in some colorful chaos.

Above, a group of yarn artists takes a break near the end to pose by their creation.  Below, the finished bicycle, complete with yarn streamers on the handlebars.

This was more than just colorful fun.  Part of this is to promote the next Boatworks exhibition- Fiber, Fabric, and Paper Arts.  The show will feature such processes as basketry, bead work, clothing design, crochet, dying, felting, knitting, weaving, needle work, and paper art.  And at least one bicycle.  The opening reception will be Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 5 to 7 pm.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

additional photos courtesy of Rebecca Szabo

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