In recognition of International Yarn Bombing Day I’m posting a few of my favorite examples of a pastime that is rapidly gaining mainstream popularity.
Yarn bombing, or guerilla knitting, blurs the distinction between craft and installation art. Knitters and crocheters are picking up their needles and hooks worldwide to add color and humor to public spaces, inner city sidewalks and galleries alike, with a bit of DIY craftiness.
While knitting or crocheting scarves for statues, or sleeves for parking meters and lampposts, is a popular form of yarn bombing, I prefer larger scale installations that require a bit more imagination, planning and engineering.
Click to see more great examples of guerilla knitting.
via: Let’s Colour Project
via: Alan in Belfast
via: Twisted Sifter
Via: Theresa Honeywell
Via: AV Club
Via: SMU Daily Campus