Yarntopia was created by the Warwick Art Gallery yarnbombing team as a cosy oasis for 2016 Jumpers and Jazz in July festival goers to enjoy.
The combined effort of around 120 people, Yarntopia is made up of over 1300 crocheted and knitted squares, more than 300 diamonds, hundreds of metres of vines and fabulous yarn art pieces from our talented team members.
I had so much fun designing and coordinating this project, and had the most wonderful team to work with. Although we receive contributions from a large number of people, the group who do all the sewing together of those hundreds and thousands of pieces, then climb ladders and sit on cold concrete to install everything is quite small. They have worked so hard to bring this to fruition, and I feel so lucky to have their support and friendship. Thank you so much to everyone involved!!
We are still in the middle of the festival and time is short, so I will be back to add more information and acknowledgements to these photos when things quieten down. In the meantime, enjoy our Yarntopia!