Purl Queens 'yarn bomb' for the Triennial Fringe

A temporary installation for Folkestone Triennial Fringe – Inferential Grin – running from June to September 2011 the Purl Queens…

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  1. The Purl Queens project has really inspired me. When I asked how they did it, this was their response:
    Purl Queens – Triennial Fringe yes, we got lots of lovely people in the local community interested, they were given free rein on patterns etc and all creations were welcomed, they could either do sea creatures or flowers or a mix, I have friends all over so got creations from as far as Liverpool in the north of england and France…it was a delightful project and big thanks go to Inferential Grin for allowing us to go ahead with the project. It has been an incredible community project with many people learning to knit or crochet for the very first time, including a local primary school. So glad you like it, we are very very proud.

    It is so incredible! It’s so wonderful to see how a community can work together to bring amazing art into the world.

  2. Thank you very much for posting this. We are so proud and overwhelmed by the amazing response to our yarn bombing and it has gone around the world. We’ve been invited to join in many more yarn bombs worldwide and it has really inspired the Purl Queens to leave their mark wherever they go. It is so lovely to see people walk past the installation and smile, a free gift from us that is contagious…….thank you again for your support. Di Burns – curator and organiser, Purl Queens.


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