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Solothurn and Swiss Yarnbombing

Sunday, May 11th, 2014


On Friday my lovely friend Elisabeth (aka Shark’s Dinner) and I headed out to the Swiss Quilt Guild’s exhibitions in Solothurn, a pretty town about an hour on the train from Zürich.

What did we find?

It had been yarn bombed…. (don’t you love the pink bobbles!)

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Who would have thought? Those railings involved some pretty serious amounts of knitting! I have no idea who was responsible, so if anyone out there knows, please let me know!!

Unfortunately the quilting exhibitions didn’t allow any photos, which was a real shame as there were some lovely quilts, which I would have loved to show you. They were mostly modern, on the art quilt side, but not too arty if you know what I mean!

There were even some vendors (who we had to support). I bought these two little boxes of 25cm squares- from my local quilt shop!


(Note to self: must make an effort to pop in there again sometime soon – they clearly have a lot of lovelies at the moment). Pretty restrained by my usual standards though!

It was great to have a self-indulgent day out, but I have to learn to curb the feeling guilty because I’m not working feelings (how stupid is that?).

Have a great weekend!




5 Responses to “Solothurn and Swiss Yarnbombing”

  1. Diane stanley Says:

    It looks like a beautiful spring day was well spent with friends.

  2. [email protected] Says:

    Looks like a fun day out!

  3. Steph Says:

    Hi Helen! I love that yarnbombing. My plans to bomb our local town never quite materialised. However, your photos have inspired me as I think it looks fab, especially the statue!
    Hug from France x

  4. MelD Says:

    The influence must be spreading – wasn’t there a lot of yarn-bombing in Basle (Rheinfelden?) last year? I think it was even on the news lol
    So far I haven’t found a yarn shop in SO tho’ there must be one?!? Plenty of nice cafébakeries, tho’ 😉

  5. Dianne Says:

    Yarn bombing? A little risque for the Swiss isn’t it? Glad you had a nice day with Elisabeth