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Top 5 extraordianary yarn bombs

2 Oct 2014
Top 5 extraordianary yarn bombs

Whether it’s to beat a world record, raise money for charity or just to beautify a forlorn urban space, yarn bombing has the power to do a lot of good. Here, Let’s Get Crafting magazine‘s deputy editor Elaine Bennett picks her five favourite extraordinary yarn bombs from around the world to inspire you.

Top 5 Extraordianary Yarn Bombs: Helsinki Cathedral

In an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest crocheted patchwork quilt in the world, 7,000 blankets were laid out on the steps of Helsinki Cathedral in Finland.

Top 5 Extraordianary Yarn Bombs: Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles covered the Craft and Folk Art Museum in LA with 12,000 crocheted granny squares. The impressive project was designed to bring together artists and crafters from more than 25 countries. When taken down, the squares were sewn into blankets and donated to charity.

Top Five Extraordinary Yarn Bombs: Mexico City Bus by Magda Sayeg

Artist Magda Sayeg used her craft skills to cover an entire bus in Mexico City.

Top 5 Extraordinary Yarn Bombs: KNITcamBRIDGE

The KNIT CamBRIDGE project was the brainchild of Sue Sturdy, a fibre artist from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. It was designed to highlight Ontario’s textile production history. The knitted strips were attached to the bridge with 16,000 zip ties and over 1,000 knitters from around the world contributed. Image via DHPhotos.

Top 5 Extraordinary Yarn Bombs: Tree by Ute Lennartz-Lembeck

This beautiful yarn-bombed tree is by Ute Lennartz-Lembeck.

See more of our favourite yarn bombs over on our Pinterest page.

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