Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti

August 1, 2009|
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti by Mandy Moore
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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

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German-language rights sold to Verlagsgruppe Droemer Knaur
- catalogue - 20090130
Mandy Moore is co-author (with Leanne Prain) of Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti (a tenth anniversary edition will be published in 2019). She has worked in the yarn craft industry since 2001, as a teacher, designer, and technical editor, as well as in retail. You can find her on Instagram and Ravelry at @yarnageddon. Le...
Title:Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti
Product dimensions:232 pages, 8 X 8.85 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:232 pages, 8 X 8.85 X 0.7 in
Published:August 1, 2009
Publisher:Arsenal Pulp Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781551522555

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