the Deafblind West Australians support group were successful in obtaining a grant from Australia Post to launch a Yarn Bombing event. This event will be held during Deafblind Awareness Week, June 2020. The aim is to improve a community space with a tactile art project constructed by people with dual sensory loss , we are also hoping to repeat this activity at the Deafblind Camp in November.
Yarn Bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.
We will be collaborating with the Town of Victoria Park in regard to a suitable place to construct this installation. So we are putting a call out to all members of DBWA, deafblind, families, volunteers everyone who might be interested in contributing to this fun event.
We are asking you to make lots of 20 x 20 cm squares. These squares will all be joined together to create the art installation. Squares can be knitted crochet whatever you like, be creative .
So please get out your knitting needles and crochet hooks and spread the word to all your friends anyone can make squares and be a part of this community activity.
Reimbursement for materials: wool, needles etc can be arranged.
There will be a couple of workshops hosted for deafblind to come together to learn and help each other making the square – we will let you know the dates soon.
If you would like more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org