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YarnCraft Explores: Communal Art, “Yarn Bombing,” Brooklyn Tweed

July 21st, 2009

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On the latest episode of YarnCraft, my co-host Liz and I explore the topics of yarn as art (and even yarn as graffiti), and what it means to express yourself through the creation of objects as an artist and as a community.

We talk about groups like Knitta Please, artists like Robyn Love and some of the great fiber arts exhibits that have been taking place around the country, as well as organizations like Keep the Fleece, whose longest scarf project supports Heifer International, a non-profit aiming to end world hunger through self-reliance and sustainability. Since yarncrafts are most often thought of as home-arts suitable for making useable projects, it was interesting for us to think about yarn as a means to express oneself. In this episode, we also interview Brooklyn Tweed’s Jared Flood about blog as a vehicle of expressing himself through his knitting and photography. Click here to listen to this episode now [MP3].

We have previously featured art projects here on the Lion Brand Notebook, and it’s always interesting to see what people have to say. What do you think? Is there value to yarn used purely for art? Or do you feel that yarn should be used solely for things like garments? Share your thoughts here in the comments.

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  • Vmann

    I am looking for the Yarn Bomb a Chair. I saw it in the Lion Brand catolog and it was unique. I went on line to the lionbrand.com/yarnbombing site and could not find it. Please help if you can. Thank you so much and Happy New Year!

    • Zontee

      Hi Vmann, sorry for the confusion. That page has been updated. If you check it now, there will be more info.

      • duchess

        I found the article and picture on the site but it doesn’t say how to
        get the yarn to adhere to the chair…is it just glue and if so, what
        kind of glue works best? 

        • Zontee

          Hi duchess, yes, we just use glue. Hot glue or fabric glue work well.

    • duchess

      I found the article and picture on the site but it doesn’t say how to get the yarn to adhere to the chair…is it just glue and if so, what kind of glue works best?

  • Susan Spanlger

    I too am looking for more info on the yarn bomb chair!!!

    • Zontee

      Hi Susan, sorry for the confusion. That page has been updated. If you check it now, there will be more info about the chair.

  • Linda

     do u have an archive on the  ladderback chair u yarnbombed  a few years back with crocheted with flowers

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