Yarnbomber: Jane Balke aka Queen Babs
Current Project: NCIE Yarnbomb
Installation Date: August
Target: 7 Bike Racks and 3 Trees
Contribution Restrictions: 8ply acrylic yarn or pom-poms in pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown or black.
The NCIE Yarnbomb - a celebration of creativity and community. Our yarnbomb of 7 bike racks and three trees is planed for the forecourt of The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) which is built on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. The NCIE sits in the heart of the community of Redfern, Sydney, Australia and offers many programs, educational opportunities, promotes leadership and also provides a gym and sporting facilities. Yarnbombers United is a small group of creative friends who love craft and want to bring more colour and creativity to the world. We are spread across Australia and post contributions to Redfern where they are added to the landscape. The Yarnbombers United project seeks to celebrate the resilience of the Indigenous Redfern community, the Land on which all Australians live, the Ocean which surrounds us and the diversity of our People. Two dozen local children will be involved in crochet and pom pom making workshops with Queen Babs (aka Jane Balke) at the centre. The project will be installed during August with August 9th being the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. A new project is also in development to beautify a set of 17 bike racks near Redfern train station and there is ongoing yarnbombing of the Redfern Cycleway. We hope the thrill of unexpected color and coziness in an urban setting puts a smile on people’s faces. Donations of 8ply acrylic yarn or pom-poms in pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown or black are welcome! Contributions of yarnbombs to the Cycleway are most welcome.