Travel and Yarn Crafting Go Together

Blogged under Around the Web,Fiber Fun by Tammy on Saturday 21 February 2009 at 2:16 pm

Needless to say, someone had a heck of a lot of extra time on his/her hands to accomplish this massive yarn crafting tasks! Yoza! Actually, this bus was covered with the help of a team of knitters, and the practice of covering items in knitted or crocheted material is called Yarnbombing, according to an article from the Telegraph, which is the source of this photo.

I was intrigued with the term and concept, so did some quick web surfing to find out more and found, of course, a blog called Yarnbombing, and the bloggers also have a book out under the same title. I think this artwork is amazing and beautiful, but at the same time, the practical side of me (who also lives in Florida where the sun cooks everything outside) can’t help but wonder how these pieces look after, say, a week or two in the elements. Of course, you could do your yarnbombing inside.

4 Comments »

  1. Comment by barbe — February 21, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

    that is crazy!! I can’t imagine doing that much knit/crochet-I’d go bonkers LOL

    There are a few art cars here with other things like toys, plates, etc…they don’t look so good after a year LOL

  2. Comment by Tammy — February 21, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

    I figured as much. Now, pull this baby inside a big warehouse, and it would look great for a longer period of time. I just love all the colors, textures, and shapes going on!

  3. Comment by Brianna — February 22, 2009 @ 10:40 am

    This yarn bus is great. There’s a woman who does this for a living somewhere in the states, and she completely covered a gas station. Check it out at the International Fiber Collaborative!

  4. Comment by Leslie Todd — February 24, 2009 @ 1:09 am

    There’s a “yarn car” art car by Tim Klein. He used washable acrylic and it holds up well. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2204/1721584168_34d4e3ed87_o.jpg

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