A whimsical art installation appeared on the grounds surrounding the Shepard Garden and Arts Center on June 11th, the brainchild of SCTA president Gloria Robertson, just in time for International Yarn Bombing Day on June 12th. Thank you to Gloria and all the volunteers who knitted, crocheted, or wove items, and to those who creatively sewed and affixed them to trees and poles.
Attached to the pieces are tags with this explanation: “This Yarn Bombing installation has been lovingly created by a team of dedicated members of the Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts (SCTA). The group meets throughout the year here at Shepard Garden and Arts Center. Yarn Bombing is a type of temporary graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted, crocheted yarns or weaved fiber rather than paint or chalk. We thought it would be uplifting for us and all those who frequent the area. As a people we have been through so much in 2020 and into 2021. We just know it will bring a smile and good thoughts to others.”
The installation will remain up through the Fourth of July holiday. Come to the Art Elephant sale on June 26th and catch it before it’s gone!