Five October Yarn Bombs that Colored the World
Yarn Bomb for Marriage Equality
The Yarnbomb for YES project involves Australians who show their support for the LGBTIQ+ community and equal rights for all Australians “in a fun, tangible, creative, collaborative, positive way” with “big, eyecatching, highly visible and beautiful” rainbow-themed yarn bombs in the high profile areas of Hobart (about an hour and fifteen minutes from Melbourne) “for a spectacular, beautiful, high-impact result.”
— Lily & Dot (@lilyanddot) September 19, 2017
I Love Yarn Day
Worldwide on October 14, 2017:
Yarnbombers and yarn lovers around the world celebrated I Love Yarn Day in all sorts of fun and unique ways. Visit I Love Yarn Day on Facebook
Plan ahead for next year: visit the Yarn Craft Council to see how others celebrated I Love Yarn Day and get inspired! Then hop over to Crochet Concupiscence for more ideas and inspiration, then download a sample of Kathryn Vercillo’s book, “Crochet Saved my Life” to your Amazon Kindle or tablet.
Knitting the Commons
San Francisco, CA:
With the goal of “visually uniting the Civic Center Commons (the Commons) with playful elements,” in San Francisco, California, Knits for Life began a two-phase “Knitting the Commons” installation in June, 2017 with yarn wraps of brightly-colored thread for phase one. Phase two began in September and runs through October, 2017.
It includes vibrantly-colored octopuses, parrots, and giraffes.
Installations to remain until June, 2019.
Each of these giant pacific octopus yarn bombs took about 20 hours to make using a combination of crochet, machine knitting, mattress stitching, and Kitchener stitching. They're made of acrylic yarn, polyfil and foam pipe insulation. #knitsforlife #octopus #🐙 #knitting #machineknitting #streetart #streetartsf #publicart #sanfrancisco #sfart
Visit the Knitting the Commons Instagram Feed
Wall Street to Be Decked Out in Yarn
Asheville, North Carolina:
“Purl’s Yarn Emporium, along with multi-age stitchers of Asheville have organized once again to create a temporary yarn installation on Wall Street in downtown Asheville.” The goal is “to contribute to the overall creative flavor of downtown Asheville while helping bring some attention to Wall Street and its many unique businesses and eateries.” according to Asheville.com News.
Installation began October 15 and will remain until November 18 so as to be enjoyed by in concert with a couple of major festivals at the end of October: the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands (Oct 20-22) and SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival) (Oct. 27-29).
YarnBomb! An Explosion of Color Hits the Quad Cities
Quad Cities, Iowa: