Have a yarn

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Have a Yarn project we were absolutely blown away by the contributions we received from the community.

Thank you to Karen from Anna Bay, Wendy from Medowie, Roz from Anna Bay, Cathy from Corlette, Faye from Heatherbrae, Christine from Raymond Terrace, Sandra from Raymond Terrace, Robyn and Dianna from Medowie, Eunice from Raymond Terrace, Bridget from Corlette , Helen from Salamander Bay, Sonja from Clarence Town, Judith from Nelsons Plains, Annie from Boat Harbour, Jo from Heatherbrae, Chris from Soldiers Point, Dorothy from East Maitland, Carmel from Corlette, Kylie and Taylor from Salamander Bay, Amanda from Anna Bay, Heather from Medowie, Kaye from Raymond Terrace, Dorothy from Raymond Terrace, Carolyn, Penny, Janelle, Raymond Terrace Art and Craft Group, Horizons Thursday Craft Group, Port Stephens libraries, University of Newcastle Children’s University program, ALESCO, Tilligerry Arts Group, Tilli Yarners and all the volunteers who put time in to donate their creations throughout the LGA to contribute to brighter lives and brighter spaces.

See the gallery on the right hand side of this page for photos of the installations.




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Everyone is welcome to participate and contribute to this community project.

This page provides instructions on how to join in the fun, you can also download a copy of the project information sheet here.

This is a collaborative yarn project asking the Port Stephens community to come together and work on a shared project promoting conversation and connection. We are also working with professional artists to create larger-scale pieces (you can find the Artist EOI here). These combined installations will help us bring colour and life back to the streets of Port Stephens.

We have some free wool and knitting needles available at our libraries, admin building and Visitor Information Centre or feel free to dig out that box of wool hiding in the back of the cupboard.


Details for crafters

  1. Make a connection – make a yarn date with your neighbour, grandparent or friend.
  2. All pieces can be made in one block colour or a mix of colours. You can knit a simple shape, crotchet a granny square or even just create a simple pom pom or tassel. If you have a great idea for something bigger or more complicated, please get in touch!
  3. To tell your yarn story please cut out and attach the tag provided in the information sheet to your piece (or one of your pieces if you make multiple).
  4. All pieces should be provided to Council no later than Monday 17 August. This will give us time to catalogue and sort before installation occurs during the week of Monday 7 September.

By providing pieces for the project, you grant permission for your work to be installed as part of the Have a Yarn installation. Sorry but we cannot return them.

We’ve included a few ideas below but you can do a quick online search and you will find many different patterns and projects.

Knitting • make squares or shapes

Crocheting • make individual granny squares • make a flower or other simple shape

Pom Poms • Please leave a long tail on your pom poms for easy installation


Thank you, we can’t wait to see what you create!


Clicking on the images below will take you to YouTube tutorials.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Have a Yarn project we were absolutely blown away by the contributions we received from the community.

Thank you to Karen from Anna Bay, Wendy from Medowie, Roz from Anna Bay, Cathy from Corlette, Faye from Heatherbrae, Christine from Raymond Terrace, Sandra from Raymond Terrace, Robyn and Dianna from Medowie, Eunice from Raymond Terrace, Bridget from Corlette , Helen from Salamander Bay, Sonja from Clarence Town, Judith from Nelsons Plains, Annie from Boat Harbour, Jo from Heatherbrae, Chris from Soldiers Point, Dorothy from East Maitland, Carmel from Corlette, Kylie and Taylor from Salamander Bay, Amanda from Anna Bay, Heather from Medowie, Kaye from Raymond Terrace, Dorothy from Raymond Terrace, Carolyn, Penny, Janelle, Raymond Terrace Art and Craft Group, Horizons Thursday Craft Group, Port Stephens libraries, University of Newcastle Children’s University program, ALESCO, Tilligerry Arts Group, Tilli Yarners and all the volunteers who put time in to donate their creations throughout the LGA to contribute to brighter lives and brighter spaces.

See the gallery on the right hand side of this page for photos of the installations.




************************************************************************************************************************************


Everyone is welcome to participate and contribute to this community project.

This page provides instructions on how to join in the fun, you can also download a copy of the project information sheet here.

This is a collaborative yarn project asking the Port Stephens community to come together and work on a shared project promoting conversation and connection. We are also working with professional artists to create larger-scale pieces (you can find the Artist EOI here). These combined installations will help us bring colour and life back to the streets of Port Stephens.

We have some free wool and knitting needles available at our libraries, admin building and Visitor Information Centre or feel free to dig out that box of wool hiding in the back of the cupboard.


Details for crafters

  1. Make a connection – make a yarn date with your neighbour, grandparent or friend.
  2. All pieces can be made in one block colour or a mix of colours. You can knit a simple shape, crotchet a granny square or even just create a simple pom pom or tassel. If you have a great idea for something bigger or more complicated, please get in touch!
  3. To tell your yarn story please cut out and attach the tag provided in the information sheet to your piece (or one of your pieces if you make multiple).
  4. All pieces should be provided to Council no later than Monday 17 August. This will give us time to catalogue and sort before installation occurs during the week of Monday 7 September.

By providing pieces for the project, you grant permission for your work to be installed as part of the Have a Yarn installation. Sorry but we cannot return them.

We’ve included a few ideas below but you can do a quick online search and you will find many different patterns and projects.

Knitting • make squares or shapes

Crocheting • make individual granny squares • make a flower or other simple shape

Pom Poms • Please leave a long tail on your pom poms for easy installation


Thank you, we can’t wait to see what you create!


Clicking on the images below will take you to YouTube tutorials.