Yarnbombing And The Wandering Heart

25 Mar

All yarnbombers hate having their tags taken down . It makes me feel sad , mad , insulted , vaguely persecuted and a little silly .  But you have to take that risk to yarnbomb  , no romance with out rejection apparently.

And it’s such a wonderful thrill , a miracle when everyone silently agrees to leave a yarnbomb up on a fence for weeks and weeks  ,  so many  people being kind .

When I started this felt heart street art series I knew that it would be tricky – the hearts are really fun to own and put up on your own wall  . I knew I would be putting out a big marshmallow and asking everyone to to not eat it .

I put this big blue heart up at a construction site on a temporary Tri City fence . After a month I drove by one day and not only heart was gone but the whole fence was gone . Poof ! I posted  a picture of the felt heart and the fence on my Facebook page and told all my friends that my heart was gone .

The next morning I got up , put on my brown handspun sweater , drank a quart of water and went to my computer to look at Facebook . They tell us that Facebook is keeping us from our flesh and blood friends but my physical friends don’t want to talk about yarnbombing first thing in the morning . So I opened up my Facebook page and there was the most amazing thing .

My heart was sitting on that same Tri City fence but now it was up in Sonoma !  The fence had come down in Berkeley with the heart still attached and had gone back up again at a different site  with the heart still on it.

This made up for all the moping and grinding of teeth over my many disappeared hearts . The first traveling yarnbomb !

This is what it said under the picture . ” You have friends in many mysterious places . The felt heart stayed out all night wet and frozen and now it is  a perfect hardness. ‘

I was so happy to find my hard blue heart .

Sf Weekly post with yarnbombing here


5 Responses to “Yarnbombing And The Wandering Heart”

  1. knitibranch March 25, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Where in Sonoma is it? I want to go find it, and maybe leave a little something alongside it to keep it company!

  2. Gene March 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Very cool! Both that it survived and that someone documented its trip for you!

  3. Sue March 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    omg but that is very cool! They left the heart up! NICE. Nice job on them too by the way, they are really pretty and I am wondering why anybody would take them down in the first place. 🙂
    Keep up the good work!

  4. Oakland Daily Photo March 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Congratulations. Nothing like having your heart lifted.

  5. Dyanna Anfang March 29, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    What a wonderful story! I am so happy that it was treasured and mysteriously reappeared.

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