This post originally appeared on the LAIP in April 2016.

This fun feature comes to us from Faith Lee, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library in Falmouth, MA. Love how this community program led to a colorful art installation that all public library visitors can enjoy! ~Laura

The Library is Transformed with Kniffiti!

You have to see it to believe it.  The library is bedecked with all sorts of colorful and whimsical creations made out of yarn graffiti, or “kniffiti” as rebel yarn crafters like to say. Wooden chairs sport crocheted and knitted covers with surprising textures and patterns, a seating area by a bank of windows has become an “aquarium” and Charlotte has spun a new web in the children’s department, and so much more!

Chairs

Seat covers by Winifred Andreasen. Accompanying accessories by Laura Lacina. Photo by Jill Erickson.

Sunflower

Sunflower by Faith Lee. Photo by Jill Erickson.

Seascape

Seascape panel by Julie Waite. Photo by Jill Erickson.

Why did we do it? For fun, to stretch our creative muscles, to experiment with yarns and stitches we wouldn’t ordinarily use, to investigate our terrific collection of yarn crafting books at the library, to build community and bring some color to the library during the cold, gray month of March. About  fifteen ladies met at the library every Saturday morning in January and February for a “Library Yarns” program. We created our projects out of yarn that was donated to the cause by generous local yarn lovers. On February 27 we installed our creations (it took more than two hours) for a one month display. The excitement was palpable.

Quiet library? Not on Saturday. We were having way too much fun transforming the library into a hotspot for creativity.

Read more in the Enterprise and watch this video update from Falmouth in Focus:

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