Well I have been a very busy girl here on the Wight
Quay Arts has been Yarn bombed! Why do I hear you ask?
This Craft bombing is to celebrate the arts and crafts that people engage with. It is being run in association with the Voluntary Arts Group; the group is primarily based in Scotland, but are trying to spread the message throughout the UK. This year marks the first UK wide craft-bombing event to co-ordinate with Voluntary Arts Week
What they say about themselves:
Voluntary Arts aims to promote participation in the arts and crafts across the UK and Republic of Ireland. We recognise that they are a key part of our culture and as such they are absolutely vital to our health, social and economic development.
More information on Voluntary Arts can be found here: Voluntary Arts Week Info
For those who do not know me - my name is Tracy O’Brien and I am a craft practitioner and artist living on the Isle of Wight, this is my first collaboration with Quay Arts to celebrate all things craft. I am aiming to show that crafts have a valuable place not only in our history and culture, but also in our future.
I believe that everyday things are enhanced and enlivened by craft, from Grandma’s cosy to the latest thing in sculpture.
If you have the chance please visit Quay Arts to see what I have been up to, look at their exhibitions and most importantly have a lovely coffee and a piece of cake in the cafe. The Yarn bombing will be up to view until Saturday 18th May, and I will be adding to it throughout the week.
Whatever you do, wherever you are – Happy Crafting!