Happy International Yarn Bombing Day!

 

 

Yarn bombingyarnbombingyarn stormingguerrilla knittingkniffitiurban 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.

 

 

I think many crocheters and knitters are familiar with Yarn Bombing, but did you know there is an International Yarn Bombing Day?!

International Yarn Bombing Day has been held for several years now, and this year it falls on 11th June – today! In celebration of this colourful and happy day I searched the internet for some of my favourite samples of past Yarn Bombing, and thought I’d share with you all here <3

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Squid Tree by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed Sept 2013. Commissioned by the Downtown San Mateo Association. Located at N B St. & Tilton Ave., San Mateo, CA

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Yarn bombing specimen, Nederland, 2011

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Yarn Bombed Pole by ssmera.com

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Bright and colorful striped tree by Knitta Please

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Buttmunches by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed April 2014. San Francisco Ferry Plaza, CA

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So, will you be Yarn Bombing on 11th June?! I myself would love to give it a try! Even if it’s something small, like making appliqué hearts to hang up in random places in town.

So Happy Yarn Bombing Day, everyone!

 

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  1. That octopus tree is super cool!

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