A friend posted this amazing yarn bombing adventure on Twitter earlier and I thought I'd share. Overnight, an entire pier in
Often called yarn bombing or yarn storms, these kinds of installations can be small or large in scale, involve newly knitted or re-purposed pieces of knitting and can serve different purposes such as beautification, sending a message or just as art installations of knitters coming together.
I didn't get to see this one in person, but an artist in Cambridge, Ontario (which is about 20 minutes from here) got a group of knitters together to yarn bomb a local bridge--didn't it turn out amazingly? (and was even featured on the Knitty blog, which is where these photos are from)
I was also happy to discover/remember that a crafter out in Alberta, Canada started an International Day of yarn bombing last year, likely to coincide with the week of activities for World Wide Knit in Public Day which I think could be a fun thing to celebrate in some way this year.
I was also excited to find this lovely bike cozy made by another local artist, Janet Morton (read more here) , who has a studio in the same building where I used to have mine (she has a pretty sweet knitted Christmas tree hanging from the ceiling in her studio that I love as well!)
So many adorable ways that people have be-cozied and brought a little art and life to outside spaces- love it:)
Have you ever made or seen a yarn bombing installation in your home town or celebrated International Yarn Bombing Day?