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First Friday Yarn Bombing

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Saugerties is rolling out the Red Carpet to welcome NYS S&W visitors when they kick off the weekend at the Indie Untangled Trunk Show at SPAF on Friday, October 19.

To help provide a colorful welcome to the Village we invite you to join us in yarn bombing all the parking meters in Saugerties!  Installation of yarn décor will begin on the 1st Friday of October.

There are plenty of poles for everyone to participate! Pole number assignments will be given out from the Shop; please call  (845) 246-2876 to reserve yours.

One style of parking meters is approx. 9¼ inches around and the poles are between 34 and 36 inches from the ground to the working parts of the parking meter.  A second style is illustrated in this photo:

 alternate meter style

alternate meter style

The working parts of the meters must remain visible and accessible.

There are no rules~ designs may be simple, complex or whatever, just have fun! (Acrylic yarn is recommended, as these installations will be subject to the weather.)

The official yarn bomb installation will begin on Friday, October 5th to coincide with First Friday in Saugerties.  They may be installed any time that day and into the evening, and any day thereafter thru Oct 18.

ON INSTALL DAY:

1. Stop in at the Perfect Blend Yarn and Tea Shop to receive your parking meter assignment(s). Each meter is numbered so this will help you find the correct location. (And we will ask that you attach this tag to your meter.) 

2.  Please be sure that the working parts of the meter are clear so that money can be inserted and the collection box can be opened.

3.  Some useful tools to make the job easier:

Crochet hook and/or tapestry needle for attaching your creation, scissors, a knee pad or rolled up towel to protect knees and clothing if you need to kneel on the sidewalk, 14" zip ties to securely attach to the post (we will have some at PBYS), a headlamp or flashlight if you plan on working in the evening.

So Get Busy! And stay tuned as we assemble our our squadron of yarn artists!

Any questions? Drop us an email: customercare@yarnandteashop.com

and we will be happy to help!

All yarn bombing will be removed by end of October.

For additional inspiration, we invite you to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit our community yarn bombing efforts at Clermont~ click Here. Or Here for more photos of yarn bombed trees and poles, and Here for a Yarn Bombing demonstration.

Earlier Event: October 3
Wednesday Evening Sweater KAL
Later Event: October 17
Wednesday Evening Sweater KAL