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August 11, 2014

Yarn Bombs

I had to be in Falmouth for an asthma test a week or so ago, and since I never spent much time in that town (because, despite being on Cape Cod, it's a very far drive...I'd rather go to PTown or Boston than Falmouth), I decided to see if there was anything worth exploring.  I found info on line about a place called Highfield Hall.  The pictures looked pretty so I decided to check it out.  I was soooo glad I did!  They are featuring a yarn bomb exhibit this summer, but I didn't know that as I started up the driveway.  I pulled over at the entrance to Falmouth Academy to shoot these first 2 pics because I no idea what awaited me at the estate.


These hula hoops at Highfield Hall are strung with colourful fabric!

I must've spent an hour just photographing all the yarn bombed trees.

















So much work!






When I spied this cutie I actually let out an audible 'SQUEEEE! WEE OWL!'

14 comments:

  1. These are so creative. I just came back from Long Island and some of the small towns on the north shore have done this on their Main Streets. They are all matched with the same colors but not necessarily the same pattern. Such a cute idea.

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    1. It sure made me want to learn how to knit!

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  2. This is the cutest concept EVER. I bet you had fun looking at all of the creations.

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    1. Right? I've only heard about yarn bombs! Although this was an organized exhibit moreso than guerrilla art, it was still pretty cool.

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  3. That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!! It makes it look like you just stepped into a Dr. Seuss book. Love the colors! I would love to do this to the trees in my yard but people probably would think I am a bit weirder and eccentric that I am. HA HA I bet that was something to see, seeing the world created into living art!

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    1. Well personally I think you should do it in your yard!!!!!

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  4. I love the creativity, especially this owl and the use of hula hoops. Playful fun! I'm glad you found a treasure trove there, JoJo.

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    1. I really was in the right place at the right time for this!

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    1. Yes it sure is. A lot of work too.

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  6. That is quite something but I too love the owl best. Have a soft spot for wols.

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    1. I love owls too! I was just delighted to see him in that tree!

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  7. Wow! I have heard about yarn bombing, but have yet to see it IRL - that looks amazing! x

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    1. I can't imagine how long it took to knit all those pieces.

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