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Yarn Bombing in Christchurch

Christchurch has been through a bit in the last few months. Never before have I seen so yarn bombing around, its probably related to the big old shake. Its almost like crafter/knitters/artists are wrapping the city up to comfort it. I find myself loving it and admiring it.

Yarn Bombing in ChristchurchYarn Bombing in Christchurch

Yarn Bombing in ChristchurchYarn Bombing in Christchurch

I do see some thrifted items in there – but to be honest I felt myself unwilling to part with even my yarn odds and ends to comfort something that doesn’t feel the cold quite like I do. Doesn’t stop me loving it though.

There are a few items worth mentioning that are a direct and nice result from the Earthquake.

There is an exhibition going on at the Christchurch Art Gallery directly aimed at us to help rebuild Christchurch how we want it. I am rather keen that what replaces our oldest buildings should be beautiful in their own right. We need to think about it and have our say. The Before and After website also has dates for public discussions on the rebuild… think I might go. I love my little ChCh.

I saw this article on Design Daily about putting temporary parks and green spaces throughout Christchurch in the empty lots buildings used to be. Might head over to the next session on planting… love a spot of gardening. You know what my dream is right? Community vegetable/food gardens… if we find a space that’s not so “temporary” creating a kick ass community garden in Central Christchurch. How amazing would that be?

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