Guerilla Crochet

Some amazing work!

The Crocheted Butterfly

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Yarn Bombing, known as Guerilla Crochet/Knitting among other names, will take over the world. June 11th (as well as being my younger son’s and his cousin’s birthday) has been designated International Yarnbombing Day. The start of this movement has been attributed to Magda Sayeg, 37, from Houston, who says she first got the idea in 2005 when she covered the door handle of her boutique with a custom made cozy. I’m sure she had no idea what she was starting!

Some don’t like this event, saying it’s a waste of yarn; some love it and say it brings fiber art to the masses. Personally, I just think it’s fun!

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3309a0bd59142ad084fbc94b6661dace All photos are from Pinterest, Yarn Bombing

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6 Responses to Guerilla Crochet

  1. franhunne4u says:

    People who dislike it because it is a waste of yarn would dislike a VanGogh or a sculpture by da Vinci, too … art is always a “waste” in the way that it is not of a practical use. But if it brings a smile or a thought to people, it does fulfil a purpose. And these certainly do!

  2. thehookstook says:

    Oh no! I didn’t realise June 11th was International Yarnbombing Day! I missed the fun! I haven’t seen anything of the sort for a while. I love the imagination and playfulness of it all!

  3. frilka says:

    wish I was bale to see those benches with my own eyes 🙂 – thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. Verónica says:

    Jajaja love the benches!

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