Eiríksdóttir’s had plenty of experience: “I have always loved graffiti and street art, but I am no good at drawing or painting, so this was something right up my alley — combining graffiti and yarn,” she explains. “One evening my friend was at my house, and I was trying out some yarn that I ended up not liking, and I decided to use the swatch as my first yarn-storming piece. We went out to the street, and I stitched it on a streetlight. That piece is still there, almost three years later.
“I knew other people who I thought would be interested in joining a group of yarn-stormers,” Eiríksdóttir continues, “so I made a Facebook group and invited some people and encouraged them to invite their friends.”
Participants in Denver are encouraged to bring their own knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn and unfinished projects to incorporate into a group installation. “Yarn storming is a wonderful way to break out of your box,” Eiríksdóttir says. “We do not always have to follow a pattern, or do everything exactly like it is ‘supposed’ to be done. Giving your mind and your hands the freedom to do whatever they want is a wonderful and relaxing thing.”
The free event runs from noon to 3 p.m. in the area just east of the McNichols Building; go to icelandnaturally.com for details.
Sat., Sept. 27, 12-3 p.m., 2014