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Yarn bombing. Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.
Method and motivation While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal in some jurisdictions, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously. While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing was initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places. It has since developed with groups graffiti knitting and crocheting worldwide, each with their own agendas and public graffiti knitting projects being run. History
10 Crazy Yarn Bombing pictures. Yarn Bombing is growing fast with groups of people joining up to cover the world in this colorful fabric.
Check out these 10 crazy yarn bombing pictures to see what these knitters have been up to. There have been many iconic works of yarn bombing in the relatively small number of years since it burst onto the street art scene, but few have caught our eye like these – all of which have fallen prey to yarn bombers’ crafty ways! The knitted droid was fashioned by yarn bomber Sarah Rudder and placed in a drab section of Bellingham, Washington. The creation required a bit of geometrical math, not to mention 1,200 yards of yarn. R2-D2 made his debut on June 8, 2012, just in time for International Yarn Bombing Day (held on June 9). Still, kudos to her for pulling off everyone’s favorite Star Wars robot character! Bicycle This bicycle was covered in crochet by famed Polish artist Agata Oleksiak, who goes by the name Olek.
Pick up Truck A pretty name for a pretty truck! Tractor Food Cart Boat Bus Airplane. 32 Incredibly Cool Yarn-Bombings To Brighten Your Day. Knit the City: your friendly neighbourhood graffiti knitting art collective. Twilight Taggers: How To Yarn Bomb. I get asked all the time "How do you yarn bomb exactly?
" So here's a How To guide on yarn bombing. This is just from my personal experience. Everyone does it differently. Everyone needs to find their own flow. Also keep in mind that I only crochet my yarn bombs. Start with something small like a small pole piece or a granny square and then you'd be done in no time and won't be discouraged with such a large time consuming project. 2. 4. If using only sewing, you run the risk of the piece not staying tied securely to the object. Sewing a tag onto a horizontal object like a banister is fine as it will generally stay well. 8. 9. More helpful links:What You'll Need To Take When Yarn Bombing Things To Remember About Yarn BombingIdeas For Yarn Bombs To Make Luv Bali.
P.S. How to Yarn Bomb: Tips & Tricks from a Pro. Have you seen trees and statues covered with brightly covered yarn in your neighborhood and wondered how it was done?
Or have you seen photos of knitted or crocheted statues online and dreamed of becoming your town’s next yarn bomber? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll reveal how to yarn bomb in five steps. Photo via of Oakland Art Enthusiast What is a yarn bomb? A yarn bomb is form of street art where yarn in any form (knit, crochet, latch hook, cross stitch, amigurumi, or simply wrapped) is attached to an object in the public environment. How to yarn bomb: Step 1: Find the object you would like to yarn bomb. If you plan to knit or crochet a fabric, then choose a 3-D object that you can sew your fabric around, like a tree, street post or statue. When choosing this route, make sure to choose an object that allows you to secure your yarn bomb from falling down. Photo ©Damon Landry/damonabnormal “Park It” by Lorna Watt/KnitsForLife; photo via of Jill Watt.