Yarn Bombing

Yarn Bombing

The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti

Book - 2009
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Knit graffiti is a new worldwide phenomenon, combining traditional craft with guerilla art and politics. The result is a swarm of knitting projects that are left to hang on telephone poles, over abandoned cars or from trees. This cutting-edge title includes over 20 practical patterns for readers to create their own radical textiles. With an introduction by Amy Singer, the editor of knitty.com.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781551522555
Branch Call Number: 746.43 MOO
Characteristics: 231 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,21 x 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Prain, Leanne 1976-

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Yarn bombing is the blend of tradition and subversion, graffiti and domesticity, hip and fun and heartwarming. Yarn Bombing also provides a bit of a history about graffiti, like the graffiti American troops left across Europe during WWII. Spread some cheer, knit a sweater for a tree.

Yarn bombing is the blend of tradition and subversion, graffiti and domesticity, hip and fun and heartwarming. Yarn Bombing also provides a bit of a history about graffiti, like the graffiti American troops left across Europe during WWII. Spread some cheer, knit a sweater for a tree.


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beckylunatic
Nov 29, 2012

Worth reading for the interviews and other content even if you're just a person into street art and skip right over the patterns.

ChristchurchLib Apr 19, 2012

Read the blog post <a href="http://cclblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/have-wool-will-transform-the-city/">Have wool, will transform the city</a> on the Christchurch City Libraries blog.

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cprain
Dec 21, 2010

Inspiring book on yarnbombers around the world. History and patterns included. Good photography. Uplifting book that makes you smile.

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22950009541673
Feb 02, 2010

How to use useless knitting projects instead of paint for graffiti.

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lsj
Dec 10, 2009

An enjoyable book about a strangely subversive activity: creating knitwear pieces for objects like sign posts, statues, and fences to humanize urban landscapes. Good coffee table book with lots of gorgeously-shot examples of yarn bombing in the community, and more expansive fibre art installations like the Italian Bunny. Tongue-in-cheek humour comparing knitters to hip-hop ninjas. What elevates this book beyond the coffee table is the instructions for how to start your own yarn bombing crew.

Don't be surprised if you see yarn bombing popping up in Ottawa over the next few months. In fact Ottawa's own Spins'n'Needles will be doing an installation as part of Winterlude!

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