Yarn Bomb Xmas Trees
After a number of years displaying Yarn Bombs on Whitmore and Hurtle Squares for Christmas, the idea of constructing Yarn Bomb Xmas Trees was presented to City South by Sue McKenzie from the City of Adelaide. The Committee liked the idea and constructed its first tree in 2019. The tree was displayed at the South West Community Centre for the month of December, with solar powered LED lighting highlighting it at night. The staff and patrons at the Centre all loved this quirky Christmas display!
For Christmas 2020, City South has commissioned another tree from Committee Member Bri-Anne Keen to display in the Minor Works Building (22 Stamford Court Adelaide – rear of Ergo Apartments on Sturt St ) in addition to our display in the South West Community Centre (171 Sturt St). Both trees will be on display from Nov 16 to Jan 11 and both will be illuminated at night.
Xmas Yarn Bombing 2014-2018
From 2014-2018, Committee Member Bri-Anne Keen has coordinated the construction and display of red, white and green knitted Yarn Bombs on both Whitmore and Hurtle Squares as a quirky Christmas display. The bombs were attached to light poles and benches for the month of December as a simple and fun Christmas decoration, and the response to them was always positive.
Each year, the Bombs were washed and stored carefully, but of course, over time the condition of some of them deteriorated. After 2018, the salvageable Bombs were either repurposed as part of our Yarn Bomb Xmas Trees
(see above), or donated to animal shelters to be used as blankets.
City South would like to acknowledge all the hard work put in by Bri-Anne Keen and her fellow crochet devotees
to realise this project.