Yarn Bombing

On Yarn Bombing and Ethics

Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

by Leanne on August 20, 2014 · 11 comments

in Yarn Bombing

Olek, aka the bad girl of yarn bombing who doesn’t consider herself a yarn bomber, is in the middle of controversy again. Last week, she wrapped pieces in Cancun’s Underwater Museum with her signature camo-graffiti crochet in a campaign to “save our seas” supported by PangeaSeed, who, according to their website, is an international organization who […]


Yarn street works by Femoesa, who is based in The Hague. Who says that you can’t create great street art with just a little bit of yarn? Pretty clever, isn’t it? This takes fence-wrapping to a whole new level. All photos are courtesy of the artist and used with permission. To see more of Femoesa’s […]

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Tell me about your art. I love knitting, I love being creative with yarn. I knit with yarn that is donated to me and I cover various objects with fiber. Objects that I use are recycled and saved from the landfill. It all started with a mishap of my daughter’s bike. Thinking that bike was […]

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Not another nail in the wall (of fame) / New York 2013 – Spidertag “If I like it, it feels like magic. I jump for joy. And if I don’t like it, I forget about it.” Every couple of months, I’m dazzled by a new video by Madrid-based artist/sculptor Spidertag. If I’m not enthralled by […]

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I’ve never been one to make new year’s resolutions that have to do with fitness or travel. While I enjoy the idea of a new year being a transition or a time of change, I tend to spend less time thinking of what I want to CHANGE, and more of what I simply want to […]

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Late Night Antics

by Leanne on September 12, 2011

in Books, Yarn Bombing

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting two film-makers, Sarah Gonzalez and John Moore who hail from Austin, Texas. They are making an ambitious documentary on the knit graffiti movement and are traveling all over the place to get footage. They interviewed Mandy (my co-author and co-conspirator in Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet […]

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This weekend, Mandy (my co-author) and I got together with other local yarn enthusiasts to represent Vancouver during International Yarn Bombing Day. We decided to tag a forgotten statue on Vancouver’s seawall.

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A Gift

by Leanne on March 28, 2011

in Speaking Engagements, Writing Life, Yarn Bombing

Mandy, my co-author, and I gave a talk at the New Westminster Public Library two weeks ago about our book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti. The week before, we had finished the installation of the cherry tree at Historic Joy Kogawa House. During the event, I had exchanged a few words […]

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Yarn Bombing at Historic Joy Kogawa House Help writing blossom at Historic Joy Kogawa House! Join Leanne Prain and Mandy Moore, co-authors of the book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti, to cover the Joy Kogawa cherry tree in hundreds of knitted blossoms. You are invited to come and knit or crochet […]

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The definitive guide to the world of knit graffiti.

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