Knitting is often seen as a hobby for grandma’s, but in recent years it’s taken on a new form known as Yarn Bombing. In this collection we’ve found some Awesome Examples of Yarn Bombing, don’t know what Yarn Bombing is? Yarn Bombing is sort of like knitting graffiti (or Grandma Graffiti), Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.

While yarn installations – called yarn bombs oryarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal in some jurisdictions, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.

While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing was initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places. It has since developed with groups graffiti knitting and crocheting worldwide, each with their own agendas and public graffiti knitting projects being run.

The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide.

The start of this movement has been attributed to Magda Sayeg, 37, from Houston, who says she first got the idea in 2005 when she covered the door handle of her boutique with a custom-made cozy.

Enjoy these Awesome Examples of Yarn Bombing, which one is your favourite?

Grandma's Graffiti: 35 Examples of Yarn Bombing

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Grandma's Graffiti: 35 Examples of Yarn Bombing

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Grandma's Graffiti: 35 Examples of Yarn Bombing

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