Yarn Bombing Crochet and Knit Graffiti
Yarn Bombing is the art of crocheting or knitting on city streets, around telephone poles, through wire fences, lamp posts, over old cars, and has been embraced by crochet and knitting artists of all ages.
Those who participate in Yarn Bombing create stunning works of art out of art and then donate them to public spaces as a part of yarn domination and trying to beautify the world with the art of yarn.
The artists who create these works of art do not set out to destroy but to make the world a better place with the beauty and vibrant colors of yarn. The kind of work if filled with joy, make a whimsical statement, and presents knitting and crochet in a whole new light. Informing others that their talent is not just for grandma's but a creative outlet for artists.
Anyone can participate in Yarn Bombing. You can participate individually or as a group and paint the world in a work of yarn art.
Crochet Flower Bike Free Pattern
Yarn Bombing Photos
Yarn Bombing Photos and Web Sites
There are many Web sites and photos to view on line that show off the world of Yarn Bombing.
One of the many sites dedicated to the world of Yarn Bombing is a Yarn Bombing Facebook page that has over 7,000 friends. Another is the main site Yarnbombing.com where you can view photos and patterns of current bombs.
A book entitled Yarn Bombing: The Art of Knit and Crochet Graffiti features photos and patterns teaching how to orchestrate large-scale projects and revealing necessary ideas on how to get started designing your own graffiti tags.
Lion Brand Yarn offers a link called Yarn Bomb a Chair that helps you get started creating your first project and also provides a couple of more simple yarn bombing projects. If you want to start with a simple yarn bombing project try a flower pot or vase pattern.
Along with books, and patterns, there are many photos available to view on line for those who may not want to yarn bomb but just want to enjoy the art created by these knitters and crochet artists.
Yarn Bombing projects can be large or small. You can crochet or knit a project and patterns can be done by one person or added on by a group.
Knit and Crochet Patterns
Yarn Bombing Web Sites and Links
Improving the Landscape the art of Yarn Bombing
- Yarn Bombing Facebook Page
Facebook page for Yarn Bombing
- Lion Brand Outlet
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Patterns and Ideas
There are many patterns for new and experienced Yarn Bombers available on Web sites. You can also be creative and make your own patterns.
Patterns range from knitting on a chair to crochet or knitting around a bike or lamp post or even a bus seat! Many of these patterns are made using a variety of solid color yarns, alternating bright colors in stripes and squares.
Bombing a mailbox or light post seems to one of the most favored and one of the easiest patterns to knit or crochet.
Pick a pattern that is quick to work up and move up to harder ones as you become more experienced. Double crochet is one of the fastest ways to make a pattern. Using a simple pattern will prevent you from becoming discouraged and give up to easily.
There are many sites available to help you get started and find out the right and legal way to become a Yarn bomber be sure to read up on all the rules before getting started.