International yarn bomber visits Maroochy Botanical Gardens
  • Monday 23 April 2012

Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with the Analogue Digital design conference, is calling all knitters and green artists to join international yarn bombing legend Magda Sayeg for a 2012 TreeLine program smartArts+ master class.

The special master class will be held on 3 May 2012 from 10am to 2.30pm at the Arts and Ecology Centre at Maroochydore Bushland Botanic Gardens.

Ms Sayeg, from Austin Texas, is the founder of Knitta Please - the knit graffiti group credited with spawning the international yarn bombing movement. Her work has evolved to include a knitted/crocheted covered bus in Mexico City and works on commissions around the world with companies such as Mini Cooper and Smart Car among others.

This once in a lifetime yarn bombing master class will also suit community knitting groups, fashion students, sustainability champions and contemporary craft workers.

The cost to attend the master class is $12 per person. Bookings are essential by calling Caloundra Regional Gallery on 5420 8299. A light lunch and some materials will be provided.

Donations of yarn are very welcome and it would be appreciated if participants bring their own crochet hooks and knitting needles.