Like making toys? YarnCon is partnering up with Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochi Land to build a cohort of gnome ambassadors for her next art installation! Anna is headed to South Korea in May with a gnome-themed project, and we’re going to help her.
Why gnomes? Gnomes are big players in Mochimochi Land; some say they’re the glue that holds Mochimochi Land together. And while gnomes are familiar to us in the West, they’re relatively unknown in Asia, so we want to introduce the idea of the gnome, which to us represents tradition, playfulness, and magic. (Just like knitting!)
YarnCon will host a Gnome Creation Station, supplied with yarn, needles, hooks, and a pattern to make a gnome for Anna. Every gnome you make will earn you a chance in our annual prize drawing, with goodies from YarnCon vendors, sponsors, and friends.
For the full scoop, including pattern links, how to spread the word, and how to participate even if you can’t make YarnCon, check out the full project outline here. There’s Gno Place like Gnome!