It’s been far too long between yarnstorms this past year. I’m really aiming to change that in the coming year and so thought I’d start off the spring with a solo yarnstorm in my home town of Bushey in Hertfordshire.
I’ve had the idea for a long time. I wanted the piece to be interactive with the people who found it. By that I mean that each person could keep a little of what they saw.
And so, Pick Your Own was born. 16 flower brooches cover the knitted background. The piece is in the middle of what is known as Bushey Village, very near to my fantastic Local Yarn Store (Mavis) and a good spot for people to stop and wander what’d happened in Bushey.
And wander they did!…
First a lady exclaimed (while on the phone) ‘Oh that’s so pretty’ Then, when the sewing was complete, 2 traffic wardens stopped to admire the handiwork. (Surprisingly friendly for traffic wardens – I thought they all had a hugely thick layer of skin and grew horns if you looked at them? No?)…
Then the residents of Bushey just couldnt stop themselves from taking a peak.
I hope that it will brighten up Bushey and make my little town smile at the sight of something different in their high street.
Thanks for making me feel so welcome Bushey this last year, and keep your eyes pealed, I may just leave another little present in the future!