17 May 2012

Then and Now

July 2010

Much has been said about acrylic yarn. Some people love it. Others hate it. The price makes it difficult to turn down. How well it adapts to an extreme variety of weather conditions is the reason it shows up in so many outdoor art installations, also known as yarn bombing.

The Ladies Fanciwork Society was commissioned two years ago to give Downtown Denver tourists and residents alike something interesting to look at during major deconstruction, rennovation and revitalization of the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood.

This is the project in July of 2010.

July 2010

July 2010

July 2010

July 2010

And this is what the remnants of the once bright and colorful project look like now.

May 2012

May 2012

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May 2012

9 comments :

  1. This is such a fantastic idea! Although it is a little sad looking at it after it's heyday. This is so neat, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Seriously what a wonderful idea! Flowers forever and God washes them when needed! I put a post about about a town near here, Zumbrota, and their art building had this very yarn in a delightful patter all the way up the railing! It was soft to the touch and pretty at the same time! Of course the little ones want to poke at it, is that a flower? :) The things we can create right!

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  3. Awww, they look so sad now, like they've been wilted from too much sun and not enough water. =[

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  4. That is simply awesome! Rather like the Goatmother's Window of Hope on a large scale! I am sure that elicits smiles by the bushel!!!!

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  5. Very cool! One of the prettiest examples of yarn bombing I have seen.

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  6. Wow, acrylic isn't as indestructible as I thought.

    They still look way better than a plain chain-link fence, faded or not.

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  7. Got to dig these bombers.

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  8. Oh yeah! I can think of a junior school corridor that would benefit from this kind of yarn bombing. And kids poking it is perfect because little ones are so tactile and keen to try anything cheerful that involves fine motor skills - inspiration for another generation of happy knitters and crochet addicts.

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