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Another yarnbomb for Thames Ditton!

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This time I covered a tree at the roundabout of Speer and Summer Roads. I love how it turned out!!!

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The colours turned out to be a very wise choice. It really pops. What looks like a white horizontal border from afar, is actually a light mint green.

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I wanted to make a big impact. The initial idea was to do three trees, each in a different colour, later evolving to a an idea for one tree covered from leaf to root in different pieces of crochet, but in the end I settled for this. Once I started work on the first “tree scarf” as Hubby likes to call it, I realised it was going to take a very long time (those trees are more than a meter in diameter!) so I changed my mind I did one tree in three colours.

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I was also conscious of the fact that people will probably try to pull/tear/damage my crochet, as proven by the then nine, now four squares at Thames Ditton station. For this reason I attached my yarnbomb as high as possible to the tree. Stand-on-a-ladder high!

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The scalloped edge won’t be visible if you drive past, but if you walk, you can appreciate the frilly, feminine, touch.

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I really, really, like how this yarnbomb turned out. Can you tell?

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I would have loved to cover the whole tree trunk in a beautiful piece of crochet but it’s just sooooo heart breaking for me when I see my crochet damaged. I had to think practical (as practical as any person who crochets coverings for a tree would think) and “held back” on the creativity in order that the one piece I did do, would stay put.

I actually said to my husband “I don’t want my crochet to get hurt”. Only when I had said those words did I realise how I truly felt about my yarnbombing. Every stitch is a little part of me. All I want to do is spread joy and cheer, so when someone removes or damages my crochet it really does hurt.

I’m a yarnbomber and proud of it.

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