Description

Yarnbombing is a type of street art where public objects are covered with colourful, woolly knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre. For the yarnbomber it’s about adding a splash of colour, a pleasant,  handmade surprise in an urban landscape that expresses your imagination.  This workshop will introduce participants to the motivation of Queen Babs and her basic techniques of yarnbombing. 

Students will be shown various yarnbombs, work on their own yarnbomb and help install one of Queen Bab’s yarnbombs on a street sign near Work-Shop. Your completed yarn bomb is yours to take home and install where you desire.

Experience in knitting or crocheting is not required, but welcome.

So come spend a fun couple of hours as Queen Babs shares her stories, tips and experience and become a yarnbomber, at least for an hour or two!

About Queen Babs

Jane aka Queen Babs saw her first yarn bomb in 2011, taught herself to crochet in early 2013 and 8 months later completed her first yarn bomb in Redfern. Since then she has yarnbombed over 3 dozen sites in Queensland and NSW, but places most of them in her home of Redfern.

She shares her patterns and projects online and often invites others to participate, creating installations involving people from all around the world. She has a strong international social media following and has been invited to take part in yarn bombing projects worldwide. In June 2015 she was selected as Australian of the Day by the Australian of the Year Foundation.

“I started out wanting to add colour to the city, to make the streets beautiful and make people smile, now I work towards lifting the spirits of my community and the wider community who see and read about my yarn adventures. Sharing my personal challenges with invisible and chronic illnesses and using craft as a therapy for myself has become part of my day. I use my work to raise awareness, encouraging others, spread kindness and hopefully inspire happiness.

I hope I can continue working towards lifting the spirits of not only my community but anyone who passes my yarnbombs, receives a lovebomb or sees my photographs around the world. Regardless of personal challenges even maybe even because of them, I aim to inspire us all to be kinder and happier. Together we can make Australia and the world a better place…one ball of yarn at a time.”

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2 hours

What you will learn
  • Basic techniques of yarnbombing
  • About adding a splash of colour, a pleasant, handmade surprise in an urban landscape that expresses your imagination
What you will get
  • A useful handout covering yarnbombing basics
  • Small yarnbombs base knitted in bright colours
  • Crocheted decorations and a button to sew onto the yarn bomb
  • Assorted scrap yarn colours for sewing
  • Yarn needles
  • Your completed yarn bomb is yours to take home and install where you desire.

What to bring
  • Most materials will be provided, but if you want to add some extra personal touches to your yarnbomb. Feel free to bring along extra buttons, beads, ribbons, any crochet or knitted small embellishments such as hearts or flowers not more than 6cm wide
  • Snacks and drinks for relaxing while you sew
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Experience in knitting or crocheting is not required, but welcome.


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Work-Shop

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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.


2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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