flower bombing

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!

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invitation

The plans for our 2014 event are well under way – this is your chance to add to the buzz!

Wrapped in St Marys - Expressions of Interest 2014

Downloadable pdf version available here.

more photos

Check out the photos taken during our 2013 Wrapped in St Marys event – new images added today!

Here’s a taste of what you’ll see:

2013 awards

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 categorySt Marys Childcare (certificate + $150)

Group, adultSt Marys School Association Op Shop (certificate + $150)

Connected, theme, 2ndKelly Farrell (certificate and $150)

Connect, theme, 1stJudy Duckett (certificate and $250)

Open, textile artStitchedupmama (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!

on a mission

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 –

  • twirlygig
  • madmother
  • dreambear
  • terrorist terrier
  • nakal & co.
  • a-nony-mous
  • the nennster

Updates and pics soon …

enter your textile art

Wrapped in St Marys has become an annual event!  Hooray!

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Are you a textile artist?

Then you might like to download this entry form and keep a power pole warm this June:

Official Entry Form 2013 – Wrapped in St Marys

Are you a business or community member who would like to participate?

Download this file to join in:

Business + Community Participation 2013 – Wrapped in St Marys

Help us put our beautiful town and valley ON THE MAP!

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The sun sent its rays of light through the trees as stitchedupmama went to work early in the morning:

2 woodland jellyfish didn’t seem to mind the icy air –

a garland wasn’t worried –

and the bunting certainly had no complaints –

[Submitted by stitchedupmama]

textile art on the power poles

What amazing talent we have in St. Marys and wider valleys area!

Thanks to Margit, we can enjoy the power pole wraps long after the event …

To view, just click on the thumbnails to enlarge.

This wrap was made by the children, staff and parents from St. Marys Child Care

                 

The students in Ruth Miller’s class at St. Marys District Highschool made not 1, but 2 entries –

                  

Ree Smith of Upper Scamander used paint, stitch and collage, as well as text, to give a wonderful depth of meaning to her artwork –

                   

This entry, made from donated clothing and a lot of sewing, was created by the St. Marys School Association Op Shop

                   

Shelly Carin from Fingal made this vibrant and colourful creation –

                 

Judy Duckett paid tribute to our local police; note the detailed quilting on the white background, and how well the wrap co-ordinates with the sign –

                 

Stitchedupmama, with her handspun and crocheted entry, certainly wasn’t going to be left out –

                   

Nor was Liz Rice, with 2 pole wraps, both entirely handstitched –

                   

Or A-nonni-Mouse, whose entry celebrates Christmas all year round

                 

Rita Summers of St. Marys also had a go –

                 

As did A Rustic Ragamuffin

                 

Want to know who won?  Just visit the About page … =D

inaugural event

The first Wrapped in St Marys took place in the town of St Marys in Tasmania on 2 and 3 June 2012.

A cold but sunny winter Saturday morning saw intrepid exhibitors wrapping the poles in textile art – they themselves were also wrapped up against the frosty air!

A yarnbomber called stitchedupmama was also at work …

Here’s a sample photo –

[To see more photos, click here and here!]

Michelle from the St. Marys Child Care was also putting up their entry; that’s the St. Marys Historic Hotel in the background –

More photos here!