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Lets cover Clairemont in flowers! With some knitted leaves and a stem, stop signs become enchanting flowers. Read more

San Diego, CA Public Art
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This project was successfully funded on August 5, 2011.

Lets cover Clairemont in flowers! With some knitted leaves and a stem, stop signs become enchanting flowers.

San Diego, CA Public Art
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About this project

After putting up five Mark Jenkins inspired yarn bomb flowers, I realized I wanted to do more!

This project is ramping it up just a bit.  100 flowers across Clairemont, put up over a week.  My community is somewhat bland, with few examples of public art.  We hope to change that with this beautification effort.

If necessary I will knit most of the material myself, but I know a few other knitters I will get involved.  If you are a local knitter who wants to help, please message me   The stem is very easy to knit, suitable for a beginner.

I also have several others who will help with the installation.

UPDATE: Thank you to all the knitters who have contacted me with offers to help!  (There is still a lot of room for more!)  Now we need to get the yarn! If you don't knit, and want to see this happen, please back the project.  Sponsor your own pole in Clairemont, and we will be able to do 3 others. 

Once funded, the money will be used to buy material (yarn is the biggest expense at almost $900, wire, needles) and we will furiously knit the leaves, stems, and rewards required.

The $1,200 will just about cover the materials, fees, and rewards.  The knitters and assemblers will be volunteering their time.  If you are in San Diego, and would like to help, please send a message.

After all of the pieces are created we will carve the community up, set our teams, and begin a week of "planting".

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Rewards

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    0 backers

    A personal email of thanks from one of the knitters.

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    Pledge $5 or more

    1 backer

    Receive a 5x7 print and an official piece of yarn from the project, with certificate of authenticity.

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    Pledge $10 or more

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    Receive a 5x7 print and an official swatch of stem, with certificate of authenticity

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    Pledge $15 or more

    8 backers Limited (92 left of 100)

    Sponsor a pole. One of our carefully selected poles will be transformed in your honor. You will receive a numbered 8x10 print and 5 QR code stickers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qr_code) that link to a page on stopsignflower.com with your flower photos and location information.

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    1 backer

    Receive a half size leaf, complete with wire. Suitable for turning any pole or floor lamp in your house into a mini flower.

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    Pledge $30 or more

    3 backers

    Receive a full size stop sign leaf, complete with wire. Suitable for turning any pole or floor lamp in your house into a flower, or attach to a stop sign near you!

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    Pledge $50 or more

    2 backers

    A set of two full size stop sign leaves. Decorate your lamps, pole, or stop sign!

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    Pledge $60 or more

    3 backers Limited (27 left of 30)

    We will turn the stop sign of your choice in Clairemont into a flower! Subject to suitability, safety, and good judgement. Square poles with holes preferred.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    1 backer

    Receive a stem and two leaves! A full kit to make your own flower!

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    Pledge $150 or more

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    We will turn your choice of stop sign in the city of San Diego into a flower! Subject to suitability, safety, and good judgement. Square poles with holes preferred.

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    Pledge $190 or more

    1 backer

    We will turn your choice of stop sign in the county of San Diego into a flower! Subject to suitability, safety, and good judgement. Square poles with holes preferred.

Funding period

- (30 days)