Star Wars Tree Sweater


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#2

So do they have to knit it onto the tree, or is it just really stretchy and goes over the canopy?


#3

Most likely flat and stitched up the side. And I suspect knitted with a machine. But I may be projecting because I want a knitting machine…


#4

every time i see a cool tree sweater i think “that would be a whole blanket for a homeless person or 50 sets of gloves”. luckily iowa city also has a “giving tree” where people have hung clothes pins form branches with hats and gloves and such for those who need them to take.


#5

This was knit by by wife, and by hand. It’s a flat panel, which is wrapped around the tree, and then the two sides are stitched together. It’s part of a public art project that’s done every year - they’re called “tree huggers” - rather than an unsanctioned yarn bombing. This one and the one next to it, in front of Prairie Lights, are hers. She had a Super Mario Bros. themed tree hugger last year that was also pretty well received.

Also, these are donated to charities after the art event is over. I believe last year they were taken down, cleaned, and sewn together to be given to the local hospice service as blankets for residents.


#6

Thanks for the info and congrats to your wife for being part of such an excellent project.


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