|Isn’t cherry-blossom season, like, your most favourite time of year? Get your craft on and celebrate it.|
Historic Joy Kogawa House, in Marpole, is the former home of the author. It now houses a writers-in-residence program and there’s a big project this winter to bring crafters and book-lovers together in a large-scale project.
Join Leanne Prain and Mandy Moore, co-authors of the book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (Arsenal Pulp Press), as they cover the Joy Kogawa cherry tree in hundreds of knitted and crocheted cherry blossoms. This historic tree’s story is told in Joy Kogawa’s Naomi’s Tree, a picture book about friendship.
Over the last couple of months, knitters and crocheters have created hundreds of blossoms to adorn the tree. Help to stitch all of the cherry blossoms into place at Historic Joy Kogawa House on Sunday, March 6, 2 to 3:30pm.
There’s still time to contribute cherry blossoms! Some free patterns are listed on the Yarn Bombing website. Drop your finished blossoms in the covered bin you’ll find just down the steps from the sidewalk in front of the house at 1450 West 64th Avenue. Submissions will be accepted up until March 1, 2011. All cherry blossoms should be made out of pink yarn.
You can also mail in your knitted or crocheted cherry blossoms:
Historic Joy Kogawa House
1450 West 64th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V6P 2N4