Also called « Yarn Bombing », this artistic movement was born in the USA in 2005.
The idea is to knit monuments, street lamps and benches, trees etc.
This summer, a number of milk urns invaded the area surrounding the chapel of Notre Dame de La Gorge. The coming winter will be woollen squares!
Wool at the heart of a project
Pascale Chollet, English teacher and project initiator, offered to dress the resort in wool !
In winter we all wear warm clothes so why not dress the village too?
Wool is considered a noble material, warm and generous, offering a link between the past and more modern times well suited to the ski resort and authentic village of Les Contamines.
La laine est une matière noble, chaude et généreuse qui allie ancien et modernité qui s'allie très bien avec les Contamines et son village authentique.
On the village square
The benches, street lamps, signposts etc will be dressed in wool throughout the winter season.
On the slopes
On the slopes the trees with be protected from the cold !
The official opening will take place on Friday 13th January 2012, during the World Cup Ski Cross 10th Anniversary celebrations.
Every one can take part
During your stay, pop into the local Tourist Information Office to pick up some wool and a pair of knitting needles. At the end of the week your work will be placed on the village square and a photo added to the Knitters’ wall!
If you do wish to knit before you arrive, we can provide you with all the necessary technical requirements (type of wool, size, stitch etc).
Just start knitting!
Further information available at the tourist Information Offcie: 00 33 (0)4 50 47 01 58
Project sponsor : bergere de france
We are extremely pleased that the company « Bergère de France » has become the official supplier of the event “Les Contamines: 100% Pure Wool”.
Throughout the winter, discover a selection of patterns and pick up a free catalogue at the Tourist Information Office.