We are lucky enough to have one of the nation’s best arboretum’s with in a short drive. Every year they do art installations and when I recently saw the start of this one I was blown away. I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished. It’s a part of their Nature Unframed exhibition where they made crochet wrapped yarn trees.
As someone who crochets; I cannot even imagine the amount of work it took to get this far, standing on a ladder, working around a tree branch. I know many of the patterns were pre-crocheted, but someone still had to get up there and attach them all together.
I love the color choice of the red, blue and yellow yarn. It’s so colorful this time of year! I love this idea for a late winter art installation. It’s the perfect time to fill the outside with color when it’s so drab outside!
The work is so fun and just adds so much interest to the trunks! I love the different sizes to the crocheted yarn circles. If you want to see more yarn trees, see how to DIY some for Christmas here.
You can see various spots where they’ve started on other trees as well in small sections.
It was kind of fun to randomly come across this kind of art.
And you’d see little pops of color around the park in various spots. It was fun for the kids to find them. I have to admit, I was the one who got excited when I spotted them first. I think after a while, they were tired of it… I’d excitedly yell, “Hey, there’s another!” and there would be eye-rolling going on behind me.
If you’re ever in Illinois, stop by and visit. It’s definitely a place to feed your soul! I loved this installation of crochet wrapped yarn trees!