Stitching the community together
Questions & Answers
Would you like to know more about Aegeri Farbig?
I cannot knit or crochet. Can I still participate?
Absolutely. You could learn to knit or crochet from one of our experienced participants at one of our Café Meetups or we can arrange individual sessions.
Or here is a helpful video tutorial
We also need help with working out how to hang the installation, text installation, writing media articles and updates and sharing information on our website, Crossiety and Instagram.
Do you have to live in Ägeri to participate?
Anyone is welcome to join. People from Aegerital, Canton Zug or further away. Aegeri Farbig has received knitted/crocheted items from England, the Netherlands and even Australia. We hope to get contributions from many different villages, cantons and countries.
Why wrap a building?
Aegeri Farbig is a community yarnart project. We want to bring joy and colour to people’s lives. Both the participants and the visitors of the yarnart installation. We bring people together by knitting and crocheting on a common project. The project will attract visitors to Aegerital, as well as enthuse our own community in a different way. Above all, we would like to teach people about a special building, it’s history, and it’s current role in the Aegeritaler community.
Where did yarn bombing start?
Perhaps the start of yarn bombing was in 2005 when Magda Sayeg in Houston, USA, knitted a wool cover for her shop’s door handle. Since then, Magda has been making big “cozies” for buses, caravans, trees and yoga balls.
Where can I drop off my finished creations?
You can drop them off at:
- Ägeribad, Oberägeri
- Dorfschulhaus (penguin building) at Zugerstrasse 2, Unterägeri
- Schönwart 14, Unterägeri
Alternatively, we will collect items from your mailbox – just let us know your address.
What will happen to all the yarn at the end of the project?
The yarn creations will be washed and dried after they have been taken down. The items will be recycled into new items and find new homes.
What yarn can be used?
We will use any yarn, but will prioritise the use of left over yarn and donated yarn. Acrylic yarn will dry faster, stays in better form and seems to fade less over time then cotton and wool. However, any yarn can be used. If you don’t have any yarn you can get it from us. We have boxes of yarn ready for you at Schönwart 14 Unterägeri, at the Dorfschulhaus in Unterägeri (Zugerstrasse 2) and in Ägeribad in Oberägeri.
How can I donate yarn?
We can use all types of yarn. If you want to donate yarn you can do so anytime by dropping it off at Schönwart 14 in Unterägeri. We can also arrange pick up in Kanton Zug.