We will be covering 18 trees in the market with neon crochet. The trees will be alive in Super Nova Neon colors and glowing el wire woven into the fabric. The market will be aglow with our night forest from Sussex to the Clarendon courtyard.
O-Town Bombers is the yarn bombing group of textile artists that was born out of Ottawa’s first Nuit Blanche in 2012. Justy Dennis wanted to cover a bus in crochet but she knew she could not do it alone. A few calls for crocheters and knitters on social media sites produced 22 members to-date. Each project that they take on not only produces a piece of art that is fantastic and fun to look at but it also gives back to the city. With each torn down installation, blankets are made and distributed to High Jinx, a local business that provides social assistance to the vulnerable in our community. We just want to make our city look pretty. Our daily views are mostly brick and steel. Plastering the city with graffiti would be beautiful but its very destructive and costly to repair. Covering the city in yarn is pretty, cozy and easily removed. Our goal is to make people smile and that is usually what happens when they see a large city structure covered in crochet.