Long Island Roadside Attraction: Yarnbombed Trees

There are 5 yarnbombed trees at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Talk about Instagram-worthy!

Made up of over 250,000 feet of fabric cord, over 200 people volunteered their time to complete this project.

 yarn bombed trees at long island museum

The colorful swirls on the tree coats in concert with the spindly tree limbs look like wild undersea creatures. The largest tree, resembling a psychedelic octopus.

Up close shot or a yarnbombed tree

Without any know-how in the crochet department, I wasn’t able to understand how yarnbombs work. How do they all join together? They’re so amazing.

Beautiful yarnbombed tree in stony brook

I thought there would be an obvious “seam” or something like that. But my untrained eye didn’t pick up on anything. That only adds to my amazement.

These yarnbombed trees look like they were done with great care. As Spongebob would say – “a sweater with love in the stitches.”

yarn bombed trees at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook

Visit these Yarnbombed Trees

The Crocheted Tree Project
The Long Island Museum
1200 New York 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790

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Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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4 Responses

  1. RichardM says:

    Amazing… But now I’ll be wondering how it’s done. Crocheted in place?

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      I don’t know if you can zoom in on the picture of the sign – it looks like the circles get crocheted in advance, then they’re strung together on the trees.

  2. Rosie says:

    Wow, I love it. Looks so colorful in the pics, must look even more amazing in person. Long Island seems to have a lot of interesting things going on over there.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Maybe but most often I don’t feel like there is. You know how it goes, things in your own backyard can become wallpaper if you aren’t open to seeing them.

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