Crochet University - Yarn Bombing
|On of the best examples of yarn bombing is this motorcycle created by fiber artist Theresa Honeywell. This is a truly amazing piece of art. I love the contrast of the masculine motercycle and the femanine crochet.||
Magda Sayed really let her imagination go when it came to this bus. What a great way to bring "fun" attention to knitting and crochet. Notice the difference in yarn color choices between the two artists. This bus cozy is in Mexico City.
Yarn bombing is one of several terms to describe the free-form use of crochet to cover objects in the public, similar to painted graffiti. Other terms that represent the same basic concept include yarn storms, graffiti crochet and guerrilla crochet. The fun part about this crochet style is that the result is a colorful display of stitches that catch the attention of people walking by. While graffiti is often meant to be expressive, a form of vandalism or claim rights to territory, yarn bombing is a form of artistic design to brighten or cover cold and sterile public places. Yarn bombing was first noticed in 2004 in the Netherlands, but you can now see these creative and vibrant displays of crochet world-wide. Fiber artists have embraced yarn bombing crochet and needle art expression, forming the first International Yarn Bombing Day on June 11, 2011.
Yarn bombing is almost always anonymous, giving it a sense of mystery. The type of crochet stitches are varied, depending on the size of space covered and design being created. You might encounter designs with single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc) or triple crochet (tc) with thick yarns to quickly cover the area. Poles might have a spiral of color from the top to the bottom, while a large area might consist of large crochet blocks. There is no method or pattern when it comes to yarn bombing crochet projects.