When Yarn Bombing was first published in 2009, the idea that
knitted and crocheted objects could be used as a political act of
resistance was brand new. Ten years and thousands of public acts of
yarnarchy later, the art of knit and crochet graffiti has entered the
public zeitgeist, from the "pussyhat" making the cover of
Time to OLEK's crocheted bull on Wall Street symbolizing The Great
Recession: a cultural phenomenon that shows no sign of slowing down.
is an international guerrilla movement that started underground and
is now embraced by crochet and knitting artists of all ages,
nationalities, and genders. Its practitioners create stunning works
of art out of yarn, then "donate" them to public spaces as
part of a covert plan for world yarn domination, or fashion them into
personal political statements.
the book is a wildly colorful guide to covert textile street art
around the world; it also includes over 20 amazing patterns, provides
tips on how to be as stealthy as a ninja, demonstrates how to
orchestrate a large-scale textile project, and offers revealing
information necessary to design your own yarn graffiti tags.
anniversary edition includes a new foreword by the authors and a new
chapter that includes many infamous examples of yarn
bombing over the past ten years.
beguiling, this new edition of Yarn Bombing demonstrates that
the phenomenon of knit and crochet graffiti is more relevant than
ever, especially in these troubled times.