Thursday, June 17, 2010

this is crackin' me up

quirky 6-10
Today I learned a new phrase: Yarn Bombing

Here's the definition from wikipedia:

Yarn bombing
, yarnbombing, graffiti knitting or yarnstorming 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 knit bombs – 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.


I did a google search, and found some fun images, and this blog, which could provide hours of fascination for me, if I had hours to spend being fascinated.


For me personally, I get too much satisfaction out of giving or selling my yarned goods to other people to make me want to get involved in this kind of thing, but I am loving the fact that others are involved with it, and I'm especially loving being able to see all the awesome/hilarious/crazy/entertaining work that is popping up all over the world.


Chick on a sea of knitting here
Mustache Statue here
The Lone Yarn-er here


Marianne's Musings said...

I love the pics of yarn bombing. Great Blog:0)

VeganCraftastic said...

I've seen quite a bit of yarn bombing around lately, so fun!

Heather Albee-Scott said...

That is great!! I had no idea this existed, but I hope I see some of it in Logan soon.

Julie G. said...

That is really cool!! I've never heard of it either. :))

Mamta said...

Yarn bombing sounds so much fun!

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