Yarnbombing Colburn Park, Lebanon, NH
In April-May 2013, Adam worked with a group of 20 intrepid knitters at large in the Upper Valley community to yarnbomb one of the crab apple trees on the east side of Lebanon, NH’s Colburn Park. City Hall can be seen in the background. The fantastic Lebanon, NH Recreation and Parks department approved the playful project and received positive feedback from the community.
The project was launched through AVA Gallery and Art Center’s e-newsletter and was coordinated virtually through an open google doc and email.
For those who needed it, yard was donated by the Upper Valley Food Co-op’s Sew-Op program.
The creative experience was written about beautifully by Liz Sauchelli, in her April 8, 2013 Valley News article: Stitching a Community.
Please scroll down to see the yarnbomb install in snow, sun, and bloom.
The crab apple tree was removed from Colburn Park a few years later. In addition to being a dynamic shape for yarnbombing, it was a great climbing tree for kids.