yarnbombing And Patience ; Yarnbombing The North Berkeley Library The Second Time

11 Jun

 

You may remember when I yarnbombed The North Berkeley Library for their opening in April  -  the knitting got taken down by the library the next day .  At that time I vowed that I would get permission to put them back up  , what ever it took . I knew that I needed to wait a while – other wise the library could feel like I was nagging .  I wanted them to feel like this was something good and pleasurable – not arm twisting .  After much waiting and thinking  I came up with this – I proposed that I would put up new knitted tags on a date of their choice and remove it on a date of their choice . It is true I can’t argue – the knitting can get very dirty when it is up for several months . There was some slow negotiating and  I finally got permission. After waiting for 2 months  I was feeling pretty neutral   , I was ready to do get those yarnbombs sewn up and get it done .

I put up  2 new  knitted tags and 2 old ones from the failed April yarnbombing  . My friend Nancy  helped me sew the first time helped me put them up again which was nice and symmetrical .  I think the piece looks darker and calmer   -  that’s good , it’s how I feel .

For the last 2 months , every time I have driven past those bike racks  I have looked over at them thinking the knitting might be there again.  Now the bike racks finally look like they have been in my imagination all this time . They looks warm and well permitted.

An article in Berkeleyside here

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3 Responses to “yarnbombing And Patience ; Yarnbombing The North Berkeley Library The Second Time”

  1. Chris Pattillo June 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    This is a great improvement on our landscape design. Chris Pattillo, PGAdesign Landscape Architects.

    • Liz Marino June 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

      Super! I’m glad you were able to make it work. It’s very joyful!

  2. octobia July 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    What a happy ending! It’s great to know it worked out. The piece is terrific looking too.

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