Friday, June 10, 2011

Yarn Bombing and other Events June 11, 2011

by Kelly

To celebrate the first International Yarn Bombing Day, certain Michaels stores are having a knit-a-long. Check out the post on CraftGossip here . If you're in Dallas, Chicago, Burbank or Toronto, stop by, check out some of the work of your local yarn bombers, and maybe help knit a blanket for charity. Oh, and don't forget this coupon, in case you need something from the store.

In Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, they're celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 11th. Not that I know anyone from Australia. Not at all. Click here for the link.

And if you're part of a group contributing to Yarn Bombing Day, you can have your work immortalized in the documentary someone is making.

Here is their official call:
WE WANT YOUR IYBD FOOTAGE! My crew and I can only be in one place at a time, but we want to gather as much footage as possible for an elaborate montage of bombers around the world. If you plan on taking part of any project and plan to have video, pictures, or any other documentation, please send it to us. This is an imperative part of the film.

You can upload any materials you have to (up to 2 GB) or (up to 5GB).
-When upload is complete it will give a link to the file.
-Email this link to 

And by the way, there are no good images online of yarnbombing in Chicago. So if you see anything tomorrow, please, please take a picture of it. In the meantime, here is an image from Paris. I thought it would be inspirational for Chicagoans.

For more pothole filling Paris pictures, check out Julianna Herrara's flickr


  1. wish I was a much better knitter. I love outdoor handmade. Such a wonderful contrast in nature.

  2. I've always wondered how long yarn grafitti lasts. I mean, does the city take it down or dooes it stay up until the weather fades all the color out

    And wow, it's really hard to write comments without a functioning question mark key. What does that say about me


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