In 2013, Crochet Texas! yarn-bombed the set of a local morning television show, “Good Morning Texas.” We wanted to do something on a much larger scale for 2014. And we were interested in a project that could be combined with our charity efforts.
In honor of I Love Yarn Day on October 10, the members of Crochet Texas! yarn bombed the lobby of Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas.
Instead of being an art installation, this event was a support installation. Guild members crocheted and collected over 65 baby blankets, which were later sold at the Scottish Rite Holiday Bazaar. Contributions arrived from Bryan and Longview, Texas, and from Colorado and Hawaii. The collection included knitted and quilted blankets along with one-of-a-kind blankets from the crochet guild.
The hospital supplied billboards and tables for the baby blankets. Crochet Texas! also received a donation of a collection of crochet afghans. With these afghans, we were able to bomb a small lounge area as well.
Scottish Rite Hospital has been one of our major charities since the formation of the guild in 2002. When we first started discussing our plans for ‘I Love Yarn Day,’ they were the natural choice to partner with for our Yarn Bomb installation.