Yarn Art Covers Wichita State University Sculptures

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Wichita State University Ulrich Museum is responsible for the organized "yarn bombing," which has dozens of sculptures covered in yarn.

"The Ulrich Museum is a contemporary art museum. We want to focus on things that are new, different, unexpected, fun, colorful, creative," said Teresa Veazey, interim director. "Yarn bombing, I think, meets all of those expectations."

The yarn bombing has been on display since Sept. 16 and has been creating a buzz about the university's sculpture collection.

"Maybe people walk by these sculptures every day or drive by them every day and they just become commonplace and they don't pay attention to them," said Kristin Beal, yarn bombing coordinator. "But this kind of makes them take a second look, which is fantastic."

More than 100 Wichita area knitters and crocheters have been working on these pieces since May.

"We had a lot, a lot of people helping and that's the only way that it was possible to get something this large scale done, but it's only going to be up for a week, which is kind of sad," said Allison Sutton, yarn bomber and WSU student.

Organizers said it took 24,856 yards of yarn to create the pieces.

The yarn bombing will remain on display until Sunday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.

For more information on the yarn bombing, click here.

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