The Perkasie “Yarn Bloom” is a unique and quirky temporary art installation in Menlo Park. Over a hundred volunteers have created and installed mixed media pieces – with a focus on needlecrafts – on trees, fence panels, benches, posts and pavilions. The project is part of an international movement known as “yarn bombing” where artists use crafts like knitting, crochet, embroidery, macrame, braiding, and more to create pieces that are stitched together to create an imposing and impactful installation.
The Perkasie project used mainly recycled and donated items to create the Bloom and brought together volunteers young and old in community. It offered marketing opportunities to many local businesses, who “adopted” trees. Artwork will be recycled where possible, and some will be donated to animal shelters. Leftover yarn is being donated to a Perkasie church for use in making prayer shawls and to the Bucks County chapter of Project Linus, “creating security one blanket at a time”.
Call Perkasie Borough for more information about the Perkasie Yarn Bloom.