‘Yarn Bombers’ use craft to make a statement

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‘Yarn Bombers’ use craft to make a statement

This June 2018 photo provided by Hinda Mandell shows a yarn installation at Schiller Park in Rochester, N.Y. More than 40 women from Rochester participated in “Yarn at Schiller Park,” a community event organized by Mandell to spruce up the park. Dozens of knit and crocheted blankets decorated chain-link fencing to bring color to a neglected park that bordered an outdoor storage space for the city’s construction equipment.
Yarn art is pasted under a viaduct in 2018 in Philadelphia, which depicts a rotary phone and reads “Things I Wish You Said.” Knitters and crocheters call it yarn bombing. They’re using fiber arts to make political statements, or maybe just to lift people’s spirits. Experts say yarn bombing is part of a long tradition in which women use textile arts to agitate, excite or inspire.

‘Yarn Bombers’ use craft to make a statement

This June 2018 photo provided by Hinda Mandell shows a yarn installation at Schiller Park in Rochester, N.Y. More than 40 women from Rochester participated in “Yarn at Schiller Park,” a community event organized by Mandell to spruce up the park. Dozens of knit and crocheted blankets decorated chain-link fencing to bring color to a neglected park that bordered an outdoor storage space for the city’s construction equipment.
Yarn art is pasted under a viaduct in 2018 in Philadelphia, which depicts a rotary phone and reads “Things I Wish You Said.” Knitters and crocheters call it yarn bombing. They’re using fiber arts to make political statements, or maybe just to lift people’s spirits. Experts say yarn bombing is part of a long tradition in which women use textile arts to agitate, excite or inspire.
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