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.
I came across this… phenomenon/coalition/graffiti artists/weekend knitting group strolling in town the other day.
It took a while to figure out what was going on. Apparently, Yarnbombing is thought to have originated in Texas, US where knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects. I get that. Now knitters are now beginning to cover ‘tag’ streets/places all around the world!
I particularly liked how the following busts were tagged! I wonder how the models feel about their bust being tagged…
Are you a knitter? Will you be yarnbombing anytime soon?
images: Man of the house; Margaret Burin