A more crafty and less destructive form of graffiti is taking over the streets and in the book Yarn Bombing, Mandy Moore & Leanne Parin explore the new art of guerilla knitting and crochet.
Exploring knit graffiti across the streets and meeting the people behind the yarn, discover how the movement started and see examples of yarn bombing in action. Once you've been inspired to give it a go for yourself, learn everything you need to know from measuring and blocking to gathering your crew and stitching projects such as Monster Feet, a Knitted Tulip and a Treesweater.
Grab your sticks and give the streets a taste of your own yarn bombing!
As seen in The New York Times and The New Yorker
On city street corners, around telephone posts, through barbed wire fences, and over abandoned cars, a quiet revolution is brewing. "Knit graffiti" 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.
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti is the definitive guidebook to covert textile street art. This full-color DIY book features twenty kick-ass patterns that range from hanging shoes and knitted picture frames to balaclavas and gauntlets, teaching readers how to create fuzzy adornments for lonely street furniture. Along the way, it 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. The book also includes interviews with members of the international community of textile artists and yarn bombers, and provides resources to help readers join the movement; it's also chock full of beautiful photographs and easy step-by-step instructions for knit and crochet installations and garments.
Join the yarn bombing revolution!