Yarn bombing is simply the art and craft of covering inanimate objects in knitting or crochet. You can sew your knitted pieces to poles or you can attach it with cable ties.
Knitting and crochet has had a renaissance in popularity recently. I’ve even spotted people knitting at the pub and on the train.
In the light of day yarn bombing is bright colourful and vibrant in the sun but at night you’ve got to shine a light on it.
A lot of yarn bombing happens at night. You can yarn bomb at night with a light on your head or a pocket torch. If you’re headed to a rave party afterward you could crack open your glow stick.
Or you can yarn bomb by the pale yellow of street lights and the headlights of passing cars and buses.
You won’t miss any street crossings in the night where yarn bombers have been at work.
Be careful not to put your wooly scarf down when yarn bombers are near or it could get stitched to a pole.
In the dark things can look a bit fuzzy and you don’t want to drop your sewing needle.
Wearing your fluorescent jackets or vests while yarn bombing will make you look like an official council worker and therefore people are less likely to ask you what on earth you are doing.
It’s always fun to go back to the scene of the yarn bombing in the light of day to take a look at how it looks in the sun and to check out if passers by are admiring you’re anonymous street art.
Often the little things such as a miniature hat on the top of a post can have a great impact because the finer details always make any craft project.The great thing about yarn bombing is that you can yarn bomb anything.
You can use knitting or crochet for yarn bombing a bike, a toy horse or a flamingo.
Yarn bombing is a great subject for fun photography with it’s vibrancy and texture.