Thu Jun 11th, 2020
Yarn Bombing Day
Pearl one, drop one?
Yarn Bombing Day is a day when fibre lovers all over the world go a bit crazy and ensconce everyday objects in woolly patterns. It is sometimes called yarn storming or guerilla knitting.
|from ABC Newcastle|
No matter what you call it, it is simply the practice of knitted or crocheted works of art being added to public places. For example some sort of colourful knitted pattern and wrap it around a bus stop. The aim of this practice was to try and take knitting from something that was viewed as merely for creating clothes and hats to something that could add meaning and colour to urban locations. It’s not like standard graffiti where the point is to mark your territory. It’s also definitely not an act of vandalizing. It is about creating a sense of belonging and conveying meaning, as well as drawing attention to something that is ignored by most people. Yarn Bombing Day, therefore, is simply a celebration of this tradition, raising awareness of the art of crochet and knitting while having a lot of fun in the process. (from Days of the Year )
Last year, here in Newcastle, a very strange incident occurred where a busy corner was relocated and left the telegraph pole in the middle of the road. It became the obvious place for a bit of advertising for a good cause. My all time favourite example of yarn bombing was on the steps of the Helsinki Cathedral, Finland . In 2011, over 8,000 wool blankets were made for the bombing. These were all later donated to charities worldwide.
So today, my bit for yarnbombing day is a mini version.... it is Day 66 og #the100dayproject and the series #100pinpoems.
"They're called gureillas, /but they're peace-loving knitters./ Yarn Bombers unite! " - yarnbombed driftwood wearable art pin.