1. International Yarnboming Day was founded by Canadian fiber artist Joann Matvichuk in 2011.
Yarnbombing is the art of making fiber graffiti (it’s sometimes called guerrilla knitting or yarnstorming) and if you’ve ever encountered a bike or a tree wearing a sweater, that is what it is.
This piece is by Lorri Wagner Talberg.
2. This year, it took place on Saturday, June 8th.
Although yarnbombers, not particularly concerned with restrictions, celebrated all weekend long.
In Alberta, Canada.
3. Yarn enthusiasts hit Florida.
By Alex Brummitt.
4. San Jose, Costa Rica.
Photo by Nat Sibaja.
5. Melbourne, Australia.
Which is apparently the yarnbombing capital of the known universe.
7. Palo Alto, California.
By Lorna Watt (aka Knitsforlife).
14. Los Angeles, California.
Outside Artstring Boutique.
17. Uppsala, Sweden.
By Elisabeth Bucht, aka the unbelievable, who you should be following on Instagram even if you’ve never touched a ball of yarn in your life.
20. Wherever someone really, really loves “Adventure Time.”
24. And Davis, California.
Come to think of it, the state of California can definitely give Melbourne a run for its yarnbombing money.
If you spotted or made a yarnbomb of your own, add it in the comments!
And get in touch with YarnPlaces, which is trying to assemble an interactive map of all the projects.
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