Yarn bombing returns to Carrick-on-Suir for Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail

Preparations are underway for the Clancy Brothers Festival on the June bank holiday weekend.




The incredible sight of yarn bombing returns to Carrick-on-Suir this year for the Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail on the June bank holiday.
Last seen in Carrick-on-Suir on the 2013 Art Trail, yarn bombing is pure artistic expression in the spirit of beautification and fun, and brings colour to urban areas by clothing trees in bright woollen pullovers.
With plans to yarn bomb more extensively than before, and with the support of the Lions Club and the Carrick Business Centre, the Art Trail is looking for volunteer knitters. Individuals, community groups, clubs and schools are all welcome. All you need are some basic skills, brightly coloured wool, needles and your imagination. If you can knit or crochet a patch, you can yarn bomb a tree.
And if you don't know how to knit/crochet and would like to be involved, you can learn at special urban knitting workshops at Seán Healy Library on Monday mornings at 10am.
The finished knitted masterpieces will go on display throughout Carrick-on-Suir in the week running up to the June bank holiday weekend.
Wool and supplies for knitters will be provided, but donations of wool will be gladly accepted at the library. Suggested dimensions for knitted pieces and further updates will be available in the library and posted up on ‘Tudor Artisan Hub’ and ‘Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail’ Facebook pages.

Catherine O'Callaghan enjoying yarn bombing. 

Knitters can drop off their completed pieces to the Tudor Artisan Hub or Carrick-on-Suir Library any time before May 18th.
The Art Trail is also seeking new, emerging and established artists and photographers for solo or group exhibitions to participate in the Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail 2018 from Friday 1st June to Monday 4th June. The deadline for registration is Friday 13th April. Contact tudorartisanhub@gmail.com, drop in to the Tudor Artisan Hub or call 051-640921 or 086-2560609.

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