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Yarn-Bombing: Dallas’ Winspear Opera House Has Me ‘Hooked’

Like all of us with an eye for the crafty, I’ve been intrigued by yarn-bombing over the past few years. There is something so whimsical and marvelously frivolous about putting all of that work into a piece of temporary art. It’s like cake decorating to me in a way. Making a moment in time magical with something beautiful. So I couldn’t help but take a ‘million’ pictures of the yarn-bombed grounds of the Winspear Opera House, an installation inspired by their latest production, Hair. It was just so happy and beautiful. Does this inspire you to ‘bomb’ something? Wouldn’t it be fun to crochet up a sweater for your front yard Oak? Or surprise a fall birthday friend with a granny-squared mailbox? Maybe that half-finished afghan would be enough to cover your lawn flamingo? No surface is safe!

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  • Every tree in the park was sweatered. 1 of 36
    Every tree in the park was sweatered.
  • Love the whimsical combo of stitches and colors. 2 of 36
    Love the whimsical combo of stitches and colors.
  • The flowers are a pretty touch. 3 of 36
    The flowers are a pretty touch.
  • People enjoying the evening. 4 of 36
    People enjoying the evening.
  • Some just had a colorful trunk ‘sleeve’ 5 of 36
    Some just had a colorful trunk 'sleeve'
  • So much color 6 of 36
    So much color
  • Loved this one reflecting in the pool 7 of 36
    Loved this one reflecting in the pool
  • It will be so sad to take this down 8 of 36
    It will be so sad to take this down
  • this would be a quick way to do a mini-bomb 9 of 36
    this would be a quick way to do a mini-bomb
  • The bench arms were a clever touch 10 of 36
    The bench arms were a clever touch
  • Lovely 11 of 36
    Lovely
  • Lacey and Groovy! Perfect for HAIR. 12 of 36
    Lacey and Groovy! Perfect for HAIR.
  • Close-ups 13 of 36
    Close-ups
  • Close-ups 14 of 36
    Close-ups
  • They each have their own style 15 of 36
    They each have their own style
  • Magical 16 of 36
    Magical
  • Can you imagine? So much work! 17 of 36
    Can you imagine? So much work!
  • I liked the ornaments hanging from the branches 18 of 36
    I liked the ornaments hanging from the branches
  • Over 70 crocheters and knitters helped 19 of 36
    Over 70 crocheters and knitters helped
  • This was my favorite, I think 20 of 36
    This was my favorite, I think
  • God’s Eyes 21 of 36
    God's Eyes
  • Peace signs, of course 22 of 36
    Peace signs, of course
  • Oh, hello there 23 of 36
    Oh, hello there
  • Every barrier post had a ‘cover’ 24 of 36
    Every barrier post had a 'cover'
  • They were arranged in a rainbow 25 of 36
    They were arranged in a rainbow
  • Each one a work of art 26 of 36
    Each one a work of art
  • A woman was arranging these as we arrived. 27 of 36
    A woman was arranging these as we arrived.
    Looks like they were bringing them out for every performance. Such dedication!
  • Um, did I take enough photos? 28 of 36
    Um, did I take enough photos?
  • So pretty 29 of 36
    So pretty
  • This one was cute with a flower 30 of 36
    This one was cute with a flower
  • I want to yarn-bomb. 31 of 36
    I want to yarn-bomb.
  • How do they make it fit so perfectly? 32 of 36
    How do they make it fit so perfectly?
  • What will they do with them after? 33 of 36
    What will they do with them after?
  • This looks totally achievable. : ) 34 of 36
    This looks totally achievable. : )
  • Hundreds of hanging ornaments 35 of 36
    Hundreds of hanging ornaments
  • So great to see companies like AT&T supporting not only the Arts… but the Crafts! 36 of 36
    So great to see companies like AT&T supporting not only the Arts... but the Crafts!

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