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Conceived in 2019 by Wheaton area Latina artists Felisa Federman and Edith Salazar, the Yarn Bomb aimed to involve Wheaton’s Spanish-speaking community to crochet decorations to string around trees, lampposts, and railings along the Wheaton Arts Parade route and around the festival. The Yarn Bomb has become an integral part of the annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival and an important creative gathering for Wheaton area women and residents of all backgrounds. The crocheting takes place throughout the year at workshops in the WAP Gallery, the Wheaton Library, the Wheaton Town Plaza, in parks, and at community events such as the Impact Silver Spring youth soccer program at the Weller Elementary School. In 2023, the Yarn Bomb was part of the WAP pyramid public art installations at the Sandy Spring Museum.
For more information and to get involved in Yarn Bomb activities visit the Yarn Bombers Facebook group. Click here or send an email to email@example.com.
Free Crochet Workshops
Beginners will learn basic geometrical shapes. Advanced knitters will create flowers.
New participants will learn about the community Yarn Bomb decoration from the last 3 years and how they were assembled and installed for the annual parade and festival.
Materials and hooks will be provided, but participants can bring their own and any acrylic yarn they may have, especially in shades of pink and white.
Participants can take home their projects to continue work at home. shop's product. Finished crochet pieces can be dropped in the Yarn Bomb donation box at the gallery.
Español - Federman & Salazar
00:00 / 04:06
English - Salazar & Federman
00:00 / 04:17
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