Do you yarn bomb?
Or are you now thinking that I’ve lost my mind by talking about yarn and bomb in the same sentence?
I had never heard of yarn bombing but I do frequent Michaels craft store quite often. Twice in the last two days as a matter of fact. So I found it interesting when I learned that Michaels will be celebrating the first International Yarn Bombing Day on Saturday, June 11.
So what in the world is yarn bombing?
I knew you would ask.
Yarn bombing is a type of street art that features displays of knitting or crocheting on ordinary objects in the community such as street signs, trees, public buildings and monuments. Yarn bombers have also been known to cover cars, bikes, phone booths, buses and just about anything else.
Still having a hard time getting your mind wrapped around it? Well, check out what got wrapped around this car!
This is the yarn bomb work of Sue Sturdy (Photo by Judee Richardson Schofield)
She Is Dallas info: Michaels, North America's largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, celebrates the first ever International Yarn Bombing Day on Saturday, June 11 from 1 “ 5 pm with in-store yarn bomb installations and knit-a-thons at five locations across the country. One of those five locations is in Dallas at 5500 Greenville Ave! Stop by to watch professional yarn bomb artists in action!
International Yarn Bombing Day was started to encourage yarn bombers around the world to display pieces of knitting and crochet on a single day to raise awareness of the fast growing art form.
International Yarn Bombing Day celebrates the art forms of knitting and crocheting, and we want to recognize and support knitters and crocheters by marking the day in our stores, said Michaels CMO Paula Puleo. We are continually impressed by the creativity of all our customers, and salute those who share their unique art with their communities.
The five in-store events will also feature a knit-a-thon where knitters can come in and create blankets and wagon liners for the Starlight Children's Foundation, which helps seriously ill children and their families cope with pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.
We appreciate Michaels for including Starlight Children's Foundation in this fun, creative event, said Starlight CEO Jacqueline Hart-Ibrahim. Their continued generosity, along with the knitted donations, means a lot to some very special hospitalized children.