I’ve been bombed! And it’s a good thing. That is, I’ve been fabric bombed. Or more accurately, my yard has.
What is fabric bombing? It’s a very new thing, following the example of yarn bombing. With either, a venue is surprised to find their trees, fire hydrants, and other outdoor features have been covered with fabric (or knitting and crocheting.) Often, the installation occured overnight.
Ever since learning about yarn bombing, I’ve been suggesting fabric bombing to my fiber art friends. They seemed excited about it and we’ve been loosely looking for an opportunity to do it.
Imagine my surprise, then, when I came home and found my yard had been bombed! Not only that, but several friends pulled into the driveway as I did, there to enjoy “the reveal.”
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Isn’t it awesome? Can you see that it wraps around and back on the left? And the sheer panels hanging from the far tree on the right? Plus, there’s more obscured by the foreground tree. Oh my!
I was floored! How absolutely fantastic! Things have been challenging for my family lately, and I immediately recognized the fabric bombing as a show of caring and support. I was so touched!
The entire installation is sorta U shaped, but I’ve created a wonky compilation photo, so you can see the whole thing, below. (Definitely click on this one, for a better view. If you have a large window open it will show pretty big.)
My friends really put a lot of effort into this. Not just in the preparation and hanging of the pieces, but also in the planning. They solicited fabric from friends who’ve moved away, and scouted out the number of trees in my yard. I’m completely amazed and touched by all of this. I feel loved!
All of this looks especially wonderful when a light breeze catches the fabrics, causing them to wave and flair.
There are many stunning details in these pieces, which I’ll share with you in the next post.
Ellen Lindner – who hopes you’re feeling loved today, too!