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Workshop 1: Guerrilla Knitting and Art Trail

Facilitated by Lex Randolph and Minaxi May


Yarns is a community knitting arts hub which will result in a large scale guerilla knitting event, it will be run as part of the Arts and Health Conference and the Fremantle Festival 2012 from the 28th October to the 29th November 2012.

Guerilla Knitting is a form of street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted fabric to cover and adorn objects in an urban environment. 

The workshops will be run out of a 'Pop Up Shop' in a high pedestrian traffic flow area in the centre of the Fremantle business district. The 'Pop Up Shop' will be open five days a week from 11am till 3pm, with knitting workshops running throughout November. This is a free event inclusive and accessible to the whole of community, a pack containing knitting needles/crochet hooks and wool will be provided free for participants. The final outcome will be the FreO Street Doctor bus for the City of Fremantle being wrapped with knitted pieces created by the community during the workshops. The FreO Street Doctor is a mobile medical health service that provides a visible, easily accessible and non-judgemental primary health care service to marginalised, disadvantaged and homeless people in our community. The project will culminate into two, day pre conference workshops on the 26th and 27th of November. They will be run out of the knitting arts hub and be available to the community and the international delegates who are attending the conference. All welcome - come learn to knit, crochet or make a pom-pom and tell us a Yarn.