Yarn Bombing (knitting graffiti)

I had no idea that when I set out to research Yarn Bombing for this blog post I would find such an amazing collection of works by so many passionate knitters & crocheters.

{This is just one of the many amazing images you will find on the Masquerade blog}

Yarn bombing or knitting graffiti is a fun form of street art that transforms boring & dull public objects into vibrant, creative spaces. Orchestrated by groups of passionate crafters, objects are mostly converted under the darkness of night.

{Image of the beautiful knitted tree is courtesy of OutdoorKnit blog}

Brisbane City Council has recently supported the 'I Knit Brisbane' community with a range of works being displayed during the month of June.

{This image was taken by Datosphere Photography for the I Knit Brisbane project}

A strong blog community of yarn bombers exist as they promote their art. They are beautiful places to visit, so here are just a few to get you started.
  1. Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta Please (represented by one of her images above) has a fabulous blog keeping you up to date with all her latest projects.
  2. Masquerade.
  3. Outdoor Knit
  4. Knitty Graffity A book Yarn Bombing, The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti By Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain is a coloured DIY book featuring 20 yarn bombing patterns, interviews and resources on how you too can become involved.

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