What is a yarn bomb? Simply put: graffiti. Art for the public. The tag of a crafter. A knitter, specifically. Per Wikipedia, a yarn bomb (or "knit bomb") is "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."
Perhaps the most infamous of bombings was The Gas Station Project by artist Jennifer Marsh. You can read more about the project on the International Fiber Collective website. Just look at this piece - hundreds of granny squares sewn together to cloak a rundown old building, and even the pumps! Gorgeous.
Want to be a part of this arts and crafts nouveau movement? The best advice: start simple. Twilight Taggers has posted excellent, amazingly detailed instructions on how to get yourself going here on their blog.
Now for the eye candy...
|Covered bollards by Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta Please|
|knit hearts on a fence|
|yarn bound trees|