Yarn bombing or yarn storming, is also known as guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting. It includes colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre attached to ordinary objects in the street.
Often these yarn installations (bombs or storms) can vitalise or personalise sterile or cold public places. I believe the earliest recording of yarn bombing stems back to May in 2004 in the town of Den Helder, in The Netherlands. Likewise, cosies for street furniture were recorded in Texas in 2005.
I was very excited some months ago when our village was ‘bombed’ overnight by a group known as ‘Dances with Wools’. Other bombing groups which have stormed various cities include:‘Knit the City’, ‘Twilight Taggers’ and ‘Fibre Artists‘. For further examples of yarn-bombing see my page.
“Is It Art?”