Enid Gets Yarn Stormed
Downtown Enid was yarn stormed on Thursday night. Citizens awoke to see yarn covering many areas of the downtown area including a large tree just east of the library. We interviewed Paula Nightengale, the culprit behind the yarn storming, and found out that the yarn storm had a dual purpose.
Creative Arts Enid wanted to bring more attention to Enid and what a great community we have. They thought doing something artistic would be fun so they created the group Yarnover Enid. Although what they did was considered vandalism by a few buzzkills, most of the community is 100% behind the creative project.
The second goal behind the event was to bring attention to the fact the Park Avenue Thrift has given out $1 million in their first six years. Paula is director for that organization and has used the proceeds to help out countless people in our community.
Who Is Yarnover Enid
Spring is in the air. The skies are unsettled. Storm chasers are on the prowl and Enid is in the middle of the cross hairs. Keep your eye out for the approaching storm.
The Yarn Storm that is! The Prairie Yarn Stormers are looking for some new recruits. They have an open call for all knitters and crocheters to join forces for a community Yarn Storm. They are calling it Yarnover Enid.
At this point you’ve got to be wondering what a Yarn Storm is. Well, it’s like Yarn Storming. Clear as mud, right? Yarn Storming is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber rather than paint or chalk. Yarn Storms are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary.
The Prairie Yarn Stormers are looking for members to form teams to concentrate on specific areas around downtown. They see that Enid is on the move and they’re going to be stitchin’ the strip. They believe in public art, community spirit and sock monkey fun!
Other than needing team members they also need colorful surplus yarn, needles and hooks, UFO’s (unfinished objects) and ready made items such as scarves, shawls, blankets, sweaters and more.
Teams will meet at Creative Arts Enid, 217 N. Washington on Thursday nights from 6:30pm-8:30pm or Friday mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm. Contact Paula Nightengale at 580-402-0868 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, April 25 will be the first meeting.
Knit & Crochet Teams needed for Yarnover Enid: Lamp Post Team, Gazebo Team, Public Art Team, Tree Team, Barrier, Railing & Bench Team, Insect & Bird Team, Flower & Heart Team. They may also do a Sock Monkey Team. Go to www.CreativeArtsEnid.com and click on Events. Follow instructions to sign up. Then tell your friends.
The group plans on having several public events in 2013:
If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, it’s time to learn! Classes begin Monday, April 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Team taught by Barb Benson and Paula Nightengale at Creative Arts Enid. Enroll on line: www.CreativeArtsEnid.com.
Follow their progress and learn more on their Facebook Page.