Monday, April 30, 2012
Y is for Yarn Bomb!
I am a defender of all things crochet.
So, when the subject of toilet paper covers came up at the knitting group (actually, today) I cringed.
Okay, I understand that some crocheters of yore have made some unfortunate choices, thereby tainting the reputation of the entire art of crocheting established by my Irish ancestors (along with some other people). I might add that these hard working Irish women also contributed to the support of their families during some pretty trying times in Ireland...
Still, it's hard to get the craft's dignity back after some of those poodle themed items surface in movies and such, depicting individuals sorely lacking taste and style.
But, thanks to some amazing crocheting graffiti artists, also known as "Yarn Bombers", the cool is back in crochet! Of course, yarn bombers are knitters too, but knitters on the whole have a more pristine image, and generally don't need the publicity.
Yarn bombers create fantastic urban art - like the crocheted tree cozy pictured above. They have been known to cover city buses and even an army tank in well fitting outfits that can't help but bring a smile to your face.
Have you ever been surprised by art in the city?
Posted by Cheryl Klarich at 7:37 PM