Bringing Your Grandmother’s Art to Cebu Design Week

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I felt intimidated when Cebu Crochet Group was invited to “yarn bomb” a tree in front of the ECCP (European Chamber of Commerce) in celebration of Cebu Design Week (which is part of the Cebu Business Month celebration) because “Cebu Design Week” sounded like something for sophisticated high art or something like that.¬†And, then here we are a bunch of people hooked to this craft they categorized that is for grandmothers, CROCHET…

I mean I know there is so much art about crochet; but still, even as a crocheter, I could not help but underrate it as something any grandmother can do. Hey, you don’t really need some art degree or some highly creative skills to do crochet. You just get a hook, yarn, and a lot of time and patience; then viola, you have a beanie, mandala, etc. You suddenly then become this uniquely creative person to the unknowing friends.

But I guess at the end of the day, there’s no such thing as high art or low art. It’s all art!

But us, we got GRANNY ART!!!

So most thankful to Aboitiz and European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines for inviting Cebu Crochet Group for letting us share Granny Art for the Cebu Design Week.

And, also mad love and thanks to all of us, crocheters, who turned into grandmother mode, shared time and resources in yarm bombing a tree for the Cebu Design Week. (If I missed out a name, I’m sorry. Please message me.)

Sarah Palmares
Yasmin Jumao-as
Bernadette Dy
Sharol Valdez
Jodessa Dayanan
Raquel Canedo
Jori Canedo
Geofel Flores
Judy Desamparado
Leigh Castillano
Machina Suganob
Joanne Trinidad
Irene Del Mundo
Enriquita Enriquez
Geraldine Yap
Trisha Veliganio
Fe Palmares
Maria Cielo Aljecera
Cory Campus Ortiz
Mil Ann Cabigas
Margaret Buenconsejo
Avril Jzaniah Cimafranca
Jocelyn Amo
Enille Zen
Zerah Canedo
Yaweh Canedo

We were supposed to just yarn bomb 1 tree, but there were so much love shared; we ended up spreading the love to all the neighboring trees. Grandmothers are really the beast and best!

I guess that’s what make CROCHET such a cool “art” because it’s just like your grandmother — there’s so much love to spread.

Here are some behind-the-scene photos from the preparation to installation of ECCP Tree Yarn Bombing. (Photos from me and Sarah Palmares)

The different faces of your Grandmother’s Art. Plot twist: There is as young as 9 years old crocheting doilies / circles contributing to the yarn bomb.

Thank you Casa Gorordo Cafe for accommodating us! =)

Thank you, ECCP Cafe, for the space!

Again, BIG BIG THANK YOU to all! I wish I had some deep thought to share to end this post so just let me #bloggerpose. Kidding! =)