Graffiti of the knitted variety is both strange and delightfully surprising – you don’t expect to see grandma’s crocheted blankets wrapped around bicycles, trees and park benches. Anything can be knitted or crocheted and is fair game for a yarn bombing.
So why do them? To draw attention to something, to warm up a cold and unfriendly space with that warm knitted touch, to bring colour to a space, to metaphorically wrap a space with an afghan hug....which is what we would like to do as a group of creatives in the Crowsnest Pass.
It’s a fun and friendly way to let our community know how much we love it! Yarn bombing is a temporary public installation. It will be deconstructed it a week or two later.
Here’s what you can do: start looking for afghans (the more colourful, the better), get yourself a large blunt darning needle, and meet us at the Artists’ Collective Studio at 2 pm, Sunday, October 25. Dress for the weather! We will celebrate with the traditional blueberry tea, post bomb.
The Artist Collective Studio is a unique artists’ studio and collaborative workspace located in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada.