Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti by Mandy Moore

Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti

byMandy Moore, Leanne Prain

Paperback | August 1, 2009

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Excerpted in The National Post and Geist magazine
Featured in The New York Times on The New Yorker's book blog
Now in its third printing

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 20 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!

Includes 20-plus patterns and a foreword by Amy Singer, the editor of Knitty.com

For more information, visit the following:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4305406/Knitters-turn-to-graffiti-artists-with-yarnbombing.html
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/article2156560.ece
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090130.wlyarn30/BNStory/lifeMain/home


German-language rights sold to Verlagsgruppe Droemer Knaur
- catalogue - 20090130

About The Author

Mandy Moore (left, with co-author Leanne Prain) is the technical editrix of popular online knitting magazine Knitty.com, and of various other knitting and crochet books and publications. She blogs about her life at yarnageddon.com and blogs with Leanne at yarnbombing.com. She lives in Vancouver, BC. Leanne Prain is the co-author (wit...

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Title:Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit GraffitiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8 × 8.85 × 0.7 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:ARSENAL PULP PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551522551

ISBN - 13:9781551522555

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It is part coffee-table book, with color photographs of creative bombs, and part tutorial, with tips like wearing "ninja" black to avoid capture. The book borrows from the vernacular of street graffiti and half-jokingly positions yarn bombing as an illicit alternative for knitters bored making yet another Christmas sweater. It asks readers to get off their rocking chairs and "take back the knit." —New York Times - New York Times - 20110519