Evanston’s Community Yarnbomb

Last year Evanston yarn bombed the Dempster-Chicago merchant area, and this year the initiative expanded to include Main Street as well.

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Intrigued by promises of finger knitting I signed up for the May 7 workshop, but then was more incentivized last month by a yarnbomb-making session at La Principal.

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Jaime gave us a tutorial on knotting, and then we all were off to the races.

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You loop 1 strand around two (or more) others to get the effect.

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She also showed a friendship-bracelet style technique.

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It was fun to see all the color combinations and listen in on conversations.

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Our drinks matched the first colors we were given.

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Tacos and margaritas made for much creativity.

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My first strand was fun.

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These get sewn together with fishing line by other volunteers.

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Number two of mine.

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The project uses only Bonnie Braid, a weather resistant and colorfast yarn.

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Donation checks for the yarn can be made payable to Stumble & Relish, they will use the funds to purchase more supplies.

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Stumble & Relish owner Jaime Leonardi offers knotting and finger knitting tutorials for the events posted around town.

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We cut longer and longer strands as we kept working.

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This one spanned the room.

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It was a productive evening.

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My friend did an interesting weaving thing.

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As we sipped one more drink we made one more strand.

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Quite a fun pile.

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I was given more yarn to play with at home.

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A few crochet tutorials later, I got the hang of doily making.

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Hip Circle Studio’s colors inspired me further.

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The last community knotting class takes place Saturday, May 7 from 2-5 pm at Evanston Stitchworks on 906 Sherman Ave. (Next to The Collage Cafe).

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The thick yarn makes for productive TV-watching.

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Yarn installation dates are May 11 from 2-5 pm at Evanston Stitchworks, 906 Sherman Ave.and Thursday, May 12, from 2-5 pm at the corner of Chicago and Greenwood.

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Some bombing was down over the weekend already, and on Wednesday.

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You can drop off home made yarn circles and strands at Stumble & Relish 1310 A Chicago Ave. until May 13.

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Feeding the meter might be fun after this.

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I’ll also be inspecting each tree closely to see if I recognize my pieces.

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It’s fun to make a contribution that adds color to our community.

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