I love this! -K
Title from an overheard conversation
Yarn bombing is my favourite street art. It’s so fun and so colourful. It doesn’t hurt anyone and only makes them smile (or at least cock their head in confusion). Some fibre artists made toques to keep a few barricades warm in downtown Calgary. I would’ve liked to get some photos but I couldn’t get my camera out fast enough. Please enjoy this other yarn bombing photo instead.
Courtesy of Robert Couse-Baker
Fabric-filled potholes in the streets of Paris.
I want to do the four House colors of Hogwarts and the four Triwizard challenge dragons outside of a movie theater when the final HP movie comes out. 8D The Batman and Robin logos were originally planned for bike racks, but I might draw out pole versions to go with the other heroes (see next…
Yarn bombing or Grandma Graffiti! Love it. Click to read the times article.
Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, or graffiti knitting is a type of Graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide. from Wikipedia—->
With International Yarn Bombing Day about two weeks away, we can only hope the local crafting folk art community is too busy secretly stitching to get the word out on its big plans.
Yarn bombing (or, if you prefer, guerrilla knitting) forgoes paint or chalk in favor of a more colorful…