Friday, 15 November 2013

An appeal:

Thank you for all the wonderful snowflakes which have started coming in, and to everyone who's working hard making more.

What we desperatly need help with now is putting up posters and fliers.  I'd planned to take a poster to as many shops in Malvern as possible, but then I broke my ankle and have to keep it elevated meaning I'm in a bit of a difficult situation!  If anyone could pick up some poster and fliers from Iapetus Gallery, Belle Vue Terrace, Great Malvern it would be greatly appreciated!   Thank you!

And thank you to the person who has picked some up, you're a star :)

Friday, 8 November 2013

Thank you!

Thank you for all the get well soon messages, and all the new enquiries from people interested in getting involved.  Sorry if I haven't got back to you, I think I missed a few while I was in hospital.  Please contact me again if you haven't had a reply, thank you :)

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Slight delay with instructions, sorry!

Unfortunately I fell down the stairs this morning and it looks like I've broken my ankle (the perils of having a black kitten!).  This means the instructions will be a bit late getting to Iapetus Gallery today as I'm stuck in a&e sorry!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Yarn & printed instructions

From Monday thanks to a very kind donor, you can pick up a ball of white yarn and a sheet of printed instructions for a knitted and a crocheted snowflake from Iapetus Gallery, Belle Vue Terrace, Great Malvern. 

Completed snowflakes can also be dropped off at Iapetus Gallery or can be brought along on the 29th November at 10.30am for the big installation if you'd like to help put them up.

The snowflakes can be made to any pattern, in any size and yarn, all we ask is that they're white.  I'm making mine with DK weight wool with a 4mm crochet hook if that helps anyone.  Several of the knitting patterns I've put links to in the previous post are actually for stars, but knitted in white they'll make lovely snowflakes.

Thank you to Margaret for suggesting that children or people who can't knit or crochet could make snowballs by making pompoms  with white wool.  These will also be very welcome and look great alongside the snowflakes.

If you could leave the end of the yarn on the snowflake/snowball approx 30-40cms (12-15") that would make it easier for us to put them up.  Don't worry if you've already woven in the ends though, we can attach a thread for them to hang from.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Snowflake Patterns

I have been searching the internet for free snowflake patterns that you can knit or crochet for our Christmas Yarnbomb.  There are countless crochet snowflake patterns, but knitting ones are harder to find.  If anyone has one they would like to share, or knows of one which I can add a link to here, please leave a comment on this post or email  I'll add more to this post as I find them, but this seems like a good starting point.  I would recommend signing up to there is a wealth of patterns, both free and apid for on the site and it's free to join. 

And thank you to all of the super-talented people who have posted their free patterns online.


Snowflake Star
Cable Snowflake
Christmas Star  You will need to be a member of Ravelry to see this pattern but it is free to join.  Technically a star but knitted in white yarn would make a lovely snowflake.
Star decoration Again, this is a start as above but in white would be beautiful.
Lace snowflake

Lion Brand yarn - lots of free snowflake patterns You need to be a member to access the patterns, but it is free to join.
4 beautiful patterns
Quick crochet snowflake
Pretty Snowflake
Lots of Ravelry crochet snowflake patterns  You will need to be a member of Ravelry to access thses patterns.  There were so many here, something for everyone I think.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Malvern Gazette Article

Today I braved the wind and rain with a photographer from the Malvern Gazette to photograph some examples of yarnbombing to accompany the article which will be in the newspaper on Friday.  Hopefully this will raise the profile of the project and encourage lots more people to get involved!

Here are a few of the photos I took after the photographer had finished.

Our Christmas Project

Our first project will be a very exciting one connected with the turning on of the Christmas Lights in Great Malvern. On Friday 29th November (the day before the lights get turned on) we will be decorating the railings and gas lamps of Belle Vue Island with crocheted and knitted snowflakes.

We will meet on the Island at 10.30am to install all of the snowflakes. If you can spare some time to help it would be very much appreciated.

If you'd like to help by making some yarn snowflakes, these can be knitted or crocheted in any white yarn. If you have a pattern you'd like to use that's great, or you can contact me and I'll send you links for free patterns online.  I'll be posting links to both knit and crochet snowflake patterns in the next week or so.
(Photos are examples of crochet snowflakes I have made.)


Welcome to the website for Yarnbomb Great Malvern. We are a new group set up in conjunction with Pulse Great Malvern to encourage people back into the town centre through innovative and creative methods.

Yarnbombing is a form of street art where people decorate public spaces with crochet and knitting. It is non-permanent and does not damage the environment.

We would love anyone who is able to to get involved! If you knit or crochet we need you to help us with the creation of the Yarnbombs. We also need people to help with the organisation and installation.

If you'd like to get involved or would like to know more, please visit our Yarnbomb Great Malven Facebook Group or email
We would also appreciate any donations of yarn if anyone has any extra lying around.