16 Apr Walk on the Wild Side
A crazy yarn art has gone global and there is an exhibit here in Fearrington. A “Knit Blitz” (a.k.a. “knit bombing” and “knit graffiti”) is taking the domestic art of knitting to the outside world by covering objects in knitted garments. From Paris to Prague to Philadelphia — trees, statues, fences, lamp posts, benches and even tanks and buses have been covered with creative and colorful creations. Four Fearrington teams worked for many months on different designs that you will find amusing, joyful and heart-warming. Look for their whimsical creations on trees along the Creekwood Trail. Artists’ names are on each tree. Maps locating the installations, including background information on the project, are now available at the Gathering Place. Be sure not to miss a very special surprise project in the northeast section of Camden Park.
Our Creekwood Trail has splendid new knitted attire created by twelve Knit Blitz team members whose names can be found on or near each installation. The unexpected pairing of knitting and trees results in a display that made hikers stop in their tracks and smile. There is an elegant white Lace Tree followed by two Carnival Trees in riotous festive colors. The Beltie Tree mingled bovine and botany while the Blue Trees sat in a contemplative venue at the Labyrinth. From an arched tree you can find four Rainbow Panels wafting in the breeze. There is a Pocket Tree holding tiny treasures and an audacious Topless Diver Tree that has to be seen. Knitted markers are located on the path to lead you along and maps are available at the Gathering Place.
One installation escaped from the Creekwood Trail and can be found in the northeast corner of Camden Park between East Madison and McDowell.