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.
Just so there’s no excuse for not having enough time to come up with ideas and designs, we are announcing next year’s theme early!
The 2014 theme will be (fanfare please!) – SWITCHED ON
The idea is to design and make a wrap for a power pole. This is the street art component of our Wrapped in St Marys annual event.
Here are some of the 2013 connected entries, just to give you an idea of possibilities:
Size: 1.5 m high (maximum) x 90 cm wide (approximately)
Power poles vary in circumference – the smallest I’ve found is 86 cm, but some are over 100 cm.
The solution: make your power pole wrap adjustable!
More photos of 2013 entries here …
Visitors to our 2013 event were invited to vote for their favourite power pole wrap, and did so with enthusiasm.
After votes were counted at the end of day 2, the results were extremely close, with only 1 vote between each of the top 3 choices.
And the winner is (drum roll please) – Kelly Farrell of St Marys!
Here is the wrap she created:
Appropriate subject too, since Mt. Elephant is a prominent local landmark!
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 …