In addition to the contributions from the artists who have been profiled so far, here’s a recap of some memorable cozies. Don’t get us wrong – we love all the urban cozies that came to us, like they were are own! The ones that follow though definitely brought smiles to our faces for their whimsy, their use of creative materials or the story behind the cozy.
Submitted by Anna Kempffer-Hossack, Ottawa (Confederation Park) – – Anna created this non-textile cozy from colourful bread bags she had been saving. The bags were torn into pieces that were knitted together.
Submitted by Sue Kean, Ottawa (Confederation Park) – Sue, who was informed by her daughter Melissa about the Project, created this sculptural tutu-esque cozy from tulle, perfect for the Enchanted Forest at Confederation Park.
Submitted by Miss Grainger’s Grade 5/6 Class, Ottawa (Parc Jacques-Cartier) – Miss Grainger taught her entire class how to finger knit just for the Winterlude Project. The knitted garland adorns the tree outside the entrance to Maison Charron.
Submitted by Gillian Sullivan, Ottawa (Parc Jacques-Cartier) Gillian’s edgy black and red cozy features the word “Tree Cosy” stitched into it. It adorns one of the large trees on the path to Maison Charron, as an introduction to the installation.
Submitted by Jenny Robichaud and Catharine Moore, Ottawa (Parc Jacques-Cartier) Jenny and Catharine’s cozy, complete with wings and skirt, was inspired by woodland fairies, perfect for the Enchanted Forest at Confederation Park.
Submitted by Nicole Schlosser, Winona, ON (Parc Jacques- Cartier) – Nicole’s colourful crocheted scarf complete with pom poms and flowers was one of the first cozies we received and drew lots of attention at the Winterlude 2010 press conference.
If you’re in Ottawa, this weekend is the last to check out these urban cozies at both sites, and if you contributed, to check out your own!