Last weekend was the Leeds Arts Party! A day to celebrate and promote arts education. There were talks, a market and workshops. I went down to help out Stitch-Up for a day of pom pom making! All the yarn we used was donated, or cast off from producers who would have other wise just thrown it away. It was an awesome, colourful day! We got a whole load of different people coming and learning different techniques. Kids and adults were all super excited to see what their finished pom looked like. We had everyone attach their creations to a giant S U (for Stitch-up!) to make a pom-pom bomb! It looked amazing at the end. There weren't any that were anywhere near alike, everyone had some really cool ideas on what they wanted theirs to look like. A few people couldn't bring themselves to part with theirs, I don't blame them, they were all so good! I don't want to write too much because I think the photos tell it way better!
^ This was one of mine, it was supposed to be a koala. I think its more like a dog?
A poke-ball one of the girls made, so good! v
Stitch-Up is an awesome enterprise that aims to bring communities together and teach them the benefits of yarn crafts! You can find out more about them on twitter, instagram and Facebook!