Introducing #Yarnstallation!

Hi friends, I know things have been quiet around here, but we wanted to let you know about something exciting one of our volunteers, Cathy Turley, has been working on called #Yarnstallation! What is #Yarnstallation? Here is what Cathy has to say about it (and I will say a tiny bit more at the end):


This summer, local artists, community members and volunteers will create a yarn installation (aka yarnbomb) at the Annex at a series of weekly community gatherings.

The public is invited. There is no charge to attend.

This fall, the yarn installation will be exhibited and funds will be raised for arts education at Wells Community Academy, a Chicago public high school.


We are seeking like-minded individuals to attend the #Yarnstallation community gatherings and to donate time or materials. Knitting or crochet skills are not required.


Here are ways to get involved:

 Come to the weekly gatherings and invite your friends.

 Volunteer to teach knitting, crochet, weaving, i-cord making or pompom making.

 Donate materials (yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, pomp-pomp and i-cord makers, etc.)

 Donate knitted or crocheted pieces (especially rectangles and flowers) to be part of the installation: any color, size, or shape shape – even clean sweaters!

 Donate fine hand-crafted work or luxury yarn to be included in the silent auction.

 Attend the Exhibition & Fundraiser Party on October 7, 2016.


#Yarnstallation Community Maker Sessions Every Wednesday, July 13- August 31 5:30 to 7:30pm


Events will be held at the Annex: 1620 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL

The Annex is a cultural, content and advertising agency, and part of Havas Worldwide.

To get involved, email me, Cathy Turley:

Thank you!


It looks like they are off to a great start, Cathy sent us some pictures from the opening, which I sadly had to miss at the last minute.  The events are every Wednesday through August 31st, 5:30-7:30pm at the Annex, 1620 W Chicago Ave. Check out this link for more information:


  1. Robin Goldman says

    Yes, I would like to help out by donating, etc.

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