Sew your favourite song

Posted at 10:15am Sunday 11 Mar, 2018

The Welcoming Babes, part of the Yarn Bombing group enjoying a cuppa whilst knitting up a storm at Maitea in Greerton Village.

The theme for the 2018 Greerton Village Community Yarn Bombing is to depict your favourite song.

Yarn bombers will again be decorating trees to acknowledge the non-profit organisations that support people in Tauranga.

Leigh Crockford, from Crockford Real Estate Greerton, is sponsoring this year's Facebook voting of the trees. The yarn bombed tree with the most votes will receive $1000 for their non-profit organisation and $500 for the yarn bombers.

Voters will also have the chance to win spot prizes of $50 dollars each for themselves and the non-profit organisation of the tree they vote for.

Voters will need to take a photo of themselves by their favourite yarn bombed tree, post it to the Greerton Village Yarn Bombing page and share.

Yarn bombing a tree is of no cost to the crafter as the Greerton Village Community Association provides wool, knitting needles and crochet hooks.

If you knit, crochet or weave, get on board and share the love, or learn how at upcoming evening classes. If you'd prefer to decorate an already-made sleeve, one can be provided.

Work on your own or join with others to yarn bomb a tree.

There is plenty of time for yarn bombers to create their masterpiece, as yarn bombing will need to be erected from June 22-24, and the Greerton Lions are on standby if you need help erecting your piece.

With a special community yarn bombing celebration day scheduled for June 30, come and enjoy the new artwork as well as live music and more, outside Greerton Library.

For more information, email: or phone Carol Power on: 027 498 3947.


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