Yarn Bombs!

As you may recall, over the past few months I, with the help of friends, have created 6 woven strips of fabric. These were created for a yarn bomb bike ride which took place on Thursday evening last week. We planned quite a bit in one evening, a whiskey tasting, the yarn bombing, and a long bike ride with a picnic. At some point we realized we had overshot the amount we were trying to do in one evening, so in the end, out of 6 strips, only 3 were installed. We will follow up with additional installation at some other point. Ideally on another bike ride.

As I mentioned, I had quite a bit of help. I ended up doing 4 strips myself. I did the warping for the other two as well, but Bug, as well as a couple friends helped with the weaving, bobbin winding, and even measuring the warp. In order to get a little help with this, I planned an evening of food and fiber fun at my house, where I captured a shot of this husband and wife team working on my loom.

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We then did the first installation the evening of the ride.

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With one bike rack bombed, and more riders showing up, we gathered for a whiskey tasting and then set off to another 2 locations. This is where other cyclists got to participate with sewing on the strips.

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I was so grateful for all the help, and we had good fun doing it.

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Hopefully we will be able to get the next 3 installed in the near future. Now there are 3 bike racks in downtown Omaha that help create happy bikes. And more to come.

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Now I just need to get inspired about weaving again. While I love these yarn bombs, the creating of them kind of sucked the life out of weaving for me. I blame red heart. Hopefully a quiet weekend and an exciting project will allow me to get inspired all over again.

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