If you would like to help us flower bomb our town during our 2014 event, please click here to find out how you can participate. Included are free patterns and tutorials for knitted, crocheted and fabric flowers to inspire you!
The plans for our 2014 event are well under way – this is your chance to add to the buzz!
Downloadable pdf version available here.
After the resounding success of our Wrapped in St Marys event, it’s wonderful to relive it through the many photographs that were taken.
Editing and uploading them is a mammoth task due to the sheer numbers of images.
However, I’m making good progress, and you can now enjoy the event virtually here …
Photographs in this post contributed by Peter Troode, Wendy Fowler and Rita Summers
What a great 1st day we had for Wrapped in St Marys!
Radio interview with Chris Whisbey on ABC Statewide at 7.12 am, yarnbombing at 8 am, and power poles wrapped by 9 am.
The rest of the day was full of activity, with the market in the town hall, exhibitions at Gone Rustic, St Marys Childcare and the Community Hall. There was a great ‘buzz’ as people strolled around admiring the street art and taking advantage of all the activities on offer, such as an exhibition of batik panels by St Marys Highschool Students:
Fifty people attended the awards presentation at 4 pm. Event co-ordinator Rita Summers welcomed everyone and expressed thanks to all the sponsors and participants. Afternoon tea with locally made pizza and cream sponge cakes, as well as hot sausage rolls, party pies and mini spring rolls, warmed and fuelled everyone before votes were taken on the connected textile art display. Janet Drummond, co-ordinator of the St Marys School Association Op Shop, presented certificates and vouchers to the winners (Rita and Ros).
Then GET president Peter Troode spoke briefly before handing over to Vice-President Wendy Fowler, who presented the awards with assistance from Break O’Day mayor, Sarah Schmerl.
The winners for 2013 are:
Group, junior category – St Marys Childcare (certificate + $150)
Group, adult – St Marys School Association Op Shop (certificate + $150)
Connected, theme, 2nd – Kelly Farrell (certificate and $150)
Connect, theme, 1st – Judy Duckett (certificate and $250)
Open, textile art – Stitchedupmama (certificate and $300)
Congratulations to all the winners and to all the entrants! The standard was very high, and the judges had a difficult task in deciding on who should receive the awards. An executive decision was made to offer a 2nd prize this year in the theme category because of this dilemma. Rather a nice position to be in!
Stitchedupmama and friends are on a mission!
- the mission: knit/crochet squares or rectangles (25 cm wide, ties added)
- the purpose: yarnbomb a St. Marys landmark on 1 + 2 June
- the event: Wrapped in St Marys 2013
Stitchedupmama’s efforts so far –
And her partners in crime –
- terrorist terrier
- nakal & co.
- the nennster
Updates and pics soon …
Cash prizes in several categories – and the added bonus is that your art will be there for our locals and visitors to enjoy!
It’s building up to be a wonderful Wrapped in St Marys event this year!
A number of businesses and community organisations are participating – more than in 2012, which is great.
Some have even offered discounts on presentation of the program!
Street art, exibitions, the annual car show and more are on offer.
AND the latest news is that there will be a shuttle bus service around the streets, thanks to Community Transport Services Tasmania. Great for anyone who isn’t as mobile as they would like to be!
Time to start making plans to come and stay for a great weekend! And don’t forget your winter woollies …
Download a copy of the full program here:
Wrapped in St Marys has become an annual event! Hooray!
Are you a textile artist?
Then you might like to download this entry form and keep a power pole warm this June:
Are you a business or community member who would like to participate?
Download this file to join in:
Help us put our beautiful town and valley ON THE MAP!
i’ve been silent for a while, mainly because we’re waiting on some important news
recently we were encouraged to apply for funding to our local council so we could make wrapped in st marys an annual event
after filling in the application we’ve been told by a council officer that our application has been approved in principle
hooray – this is fantastic news!
the council meeting is on monday 17 december – i can’t wait to hear what their final decision is …