A few weeks before Maker Faire 2012, we received a large shipment of wool from Granted clothing. We decided to pass out free wool to anyone that wanted to knit something awesome. Scroll down to check out some of the submissions!
A felted table covering:
A hand knit toque:
A kayak cozy!
A creative wall hanging:
To see even more photos of submissions, check out our yarn party group on flickr.
Come on down to the PNE Forum for some fun times! The event will be happening from 10-6 on both Saturday and Sunday.
Scrunch your eyes, and check out all of the Makers that will be packed in to the PNE Forum this weekend. Zut alors!
For those confused about where at the PNE the event will be, it will be located at the corner of Hastings and Renfrew, in the PNE Forum building.
How do I get there?
We encourage you to use alternate transportation. The PNE is easily accessible by public transport and there are bicycle racks located at the corner of Hastings & Renfrew. For more information about getting to the PNE via transit, including fares and schedules, please visit www.translink.bc.ca or call 604-953-3333.
Will there be parking?
If you choose to drive we encourage you to park in one of the PNE’s secure, well-lit lots. For easy access to the PNE’s Forum building, enter the PNE grounds via Gate 2 off Renfrew Street. The daily parking fee is $10 including tax per vehicle. We accept cash, credit and debit for parking payment.
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, we will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.
When it comes down to the last few weeks of a Maker Faire, you can get some unexpected surprises. This year, Granted Clothing was clearing out their warehouse, and asked our yarn bombing crew if we were interested in using some of their wool for a community project. They had mentioned they had roughly 400 pounds of wool (just for a visual, this is roughly 50 sheeps worth of wool) for us, and being the knitting fanatics that we are, of course we said yes!
We decided against doing a large-scale yarn bombing installation, mostly because the wool is just too nice – and we’d like to keep them to personal projects. So here’s the deal: Maker Faire will give you a free bolt of wool for any project you like, for keeps! but we would like to hear about, and display what it is you’re making. We will have a table at Maker Faire with all of the knitted creations on display, and all you have to do is bring your creation, and we’ll show it off, and give it back to you after the faire. We would also love to post process photos of what you’re making on our blog as well.
In order to sign up for this project, we’d like to ask that you pitch your project idea in this application form. Once you have submitted your idea, we will be in touch with pick-up location details, how to get photos of your work published on our blog, and how to get your work in display for the main event.
The wool they donated is beautiful. I believe it’s an icelandic sheep breed that is generally used to make cowichan sweaters (makes sense). For whatever reason, the yarn in these photos looks a bit purple-y, but it’s actually more of a deep navy. We also have a hunter green, and baby blue.
I’m not really sure how to represent just how much wool is donated, but I hope these photos give you an idea. We have a lot. My cat and I have already started getting fairly competitive over it, so I think this is a sign that it needs to go. So please, help us, and make something awesome for yourself, or a friend, and tell us about it!
Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is looking for musical acts to play throughout the 2-day event. We are open to roaming performers, and will also have a stage set-up. Please sign up and we will be in touch!