About a dozen intrepid crafters converged on the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery earlier this week for some after hours yarn bombing. These gals created one of a kind installation pieces both inside and outside the museum in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit Stitching Through Time. As part of this month-long event, Denver based yarn bombers Ladies Fancywork Society will be coming to Fort Collins tomorrow to teach a crochet class that should be wonderful fun. You can find out more about that class here.Our local yarn bombers (who shall remain nameless) had a wonderful time at the Museum and we hope that you can make time for a visit in upcoming weeks to explore the museum and enjoy their handiwork. Here are a few examples. Julie's personal favorite may be the rainclouds and drops that are inside the museum as part of an irrigation exhibit. The Associate Director sent an open letter to those involved:
Dear Mad Bombers (whoever you are),
While I would normally not want to think about our museum being bombed, in this case it was a joy to behold. My normal routine of walking into the museum already thinking about what I was going to have on my plate today was quickly distracted by the colorful, out of the norm, creations that were all around me.
My initial smile when I saw the first evidence of your work turned to amazement as I encountered more and more of your creative, artistic pieces. I was particularly taken with the ingenious use of one particular exhibit structure—it made me think that maybe a little water in the museum is not such a bad thing after all.
Thanks for your efforts in brightening up the place, adding a surprise to my day and surely to our visitors days, and may you be rewarded with good bombing karma in the future.
Brent Carmack Associate Director
What fun! A job well done to be sure.