Christmas yarnbombing project ready for construction

The Beaudesert Christmas group has made good progress with this year’s “yarnbombing” project, as volunteers have been knitting and crocheting pieces to decorate the town’s trees and posts ready for the festive season.

Finella Loch, Beaudesert’s godmother of Christmas said the group now had enough pieces to begin yarnbomb construction and to plan installation.

“We’re wonderfully overwhelmed at the number of pieces dropped in,” she said.

“We even had two parcels last week from friends in Alice Springs and Perth.

“Schools at Rathdowney, Beaudesert and Gleneagle have all been making pom poms for the project, a child care centre is making skirts for the trees and we have already made a few tree tutus.” 

Ms Loch said they now had enough pieces to begin construction and had started decorating the pieces.

“We’re adding a bit of bling so they will really sparkle when installation starts on November 30.”

She said until then anyone could turn up to help at 8 Tubber Street on November 21 at 7.30pm, November 17 and 24 at 9.30am or on Sundays at 10.30am.

“Janine Gibson, who has had experience with yarnbombing, is also coming from Boonah to give us some installation tips,” she said.

Ms Loch said this year the Christmas group had decided to encourage every household in Beaudesert to also decorate their mailbox or fence with tinsel. 

“It’s a simple and inexpensive way to make our town sparkle for Christmas,” she said.

“But for those who don’t want to decorate or who have leftover tinsel, we would be glad to have it.”