Yarn Bombing

Learn how to yarn bomb! Knit & Crochet public art

Everything you need to get started, including tutorials and supplies!

This entry is brought to you thanks to the wonderful Lisa Roden. First, you need the inspiration.  Find some awesome pictures of yarn bombing all around the country in this fabulous Pinterest board.  Just click on the image.
Learn a plethora of yarn bombing ideas and stitch patterns from this fabulous Pinterest board!

Learn a plethora of yarn bombing ideas and stitch patterns from this fabulous Pinterest board!

“How do I even choose what I want to yarn bomb?” you may be asking yourself, well click on the image below for some great tips & tutorials.
Learn important tips and tricks about yarn bombing from this tutorial.

Learn important tips and tricks about yarn bombing from this tutorial.

Perhaps you’d like to do some light reading about the subject before you go out and “bomb” the streets, well there’s something for you too.
Read about yarn bombing from the pros who do it on the daily. Patterns included!

Read about yarn bombing from the pros who do it on the daily. Patterns included!

Learn more about Yarn Bombing from this video interview of Ishknits – the Philly Bomber!

Ishknits about to Yarn Bomb an out-of-order public phone.

Ishknits about to Yarn Bomb an out-of-order public phone.

Now that you know all about yarn bombing it’s time for you to get started.  Lucky for you, ArtFire has a great variety of instructional books & materials for incredibly low prices. Check some of them out below,  just click on the images.
Needlemaster Kit 200

Needlemaster Kit 200

Cico Books-Hand-Knit Home

Cico Books-Hand-Knit Home

Red Heart Classic Yarn-Gemstone

Red Heart Classic Yarn-Gemstone

Feltworks Balls-Warm Asst 16/Pkg

Feltworks Balls-Warm Asst 16/Pkg

Lace Sequin Yarn-Moonstone

Lace Sequin Yarn-Moonstone

St. Martin's Books-50 Sunflowers To Knit, Crochet & Felt

St. Martin’s Books-50 Sunflowers To Knit, Crochet & Felt

Prism Yarn-Arctic Air

Prism Yarn-Arctic Air

Chronicle Books-Knitted Letters

Chronicle Books-Knitted Letters

Enchant Yarn-City At Night

Enchant Yarn-City At Night

Guild Of Master Craftsman Books-Crocheted Accessories

Guild Of Master Craftsman Books-Crocheted Accessories

Canadiana Yarn-Variegated-Morocco

Canadiana Yarn-Variegated-Morocco

Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Garden Yarn-Hydrangea

Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Garden Yarn-Hydrangea

Happy bombing!

6 Comments

  • Reply September 16, 2013

    Sandy

    This is really cool, but all that time, energy and money could have been put to use yarn bombing some poor, cold kids.

  • Saw a yarn bombing exhibit a couple of years ago in Australia – the first time I had run across it. Fabulous! The display was an installation at an arboretum which you had to pay to go in and enjoy. The money was split between a food pantry/homeless shelter. Art doing good!

  • Reply September 25, 2013

    Cindy

    Just curious, is the legal or does it have to been done in the dark of night?

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