This weekend is Art Fest at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH.
It is going to be a great event full of fun for all ages – face painting, family art-making, artist demonstrations, food and craft markets and a new exhibit in the museum by Abby Newbold.
But what I am most excited about is the realization of several months of work. Back in October I designed a “yarn bomb” (yarn storm, yarn graffiti) for the museum’s courtyard. In January we sent out the plans to several knitting, crocheting and weaving groups across the state. Today we installed all of the beautiful pieces that were handcrafted by them.
Here are just a few photos of what will be up all weekend. And then in about a week we will be installing selected projects inside the museum. All of the artwork will be on display in the Community Gallery for about 4 weeks.
Over the next few months I will be posting the various designs I created for this project, including a free pattern (that I am giving out this weekend) called, “Yarn Bomb Blossoms”.
If you are in the area, please come and visit – the courtyard looks wonderful!