Earlier this year, my man was on a walk through East Harlem and he found a beautiful crocheted purple flower sewn to a fence. He sent me a picture and I knew I had to visit this yarn bomb site.
Scattered throughout the neighborhood, we found more flowers and a cool pole covering.
And, best of all, we saw the yarn bomber in action!
I was able to chat with her for a while and connect with her on Instagram (@naomirag). She said that she would contact me to collaborate on future yarn bombing events.
She was true to her word and I was able to contribute a bunch of cherry blossoms for her Sakura Yarn Bomb.
Here I am knitting in front of the finished product.
Later in the year, she put out a call for another collaboration. This one was to make paper-white flowers. Here’s my contribution. The installation is still underway, so I have no photo of the final product yet.
All this crocheting for Naomi’s street art inspired me to make something for my own street. So I gathered up my scrap yarn and made a bunch of my own flowers and leaves and made a sleeve for a tree on my block.
I’m super happy with the finished results and I hope the neighborhood enjoys being a little more colorful this winter.
I hope to decorate a few more trees when I get back to NYC later this year.