On Saturday, on our walk through the Australian Collection at the UC Davis Arboretum, we came upon a strange sight:
I had no idea what this could be, but fortunately there was a sign:
Yarn bombing? I had never heard of that before. Clearly, I must have been living under a rock because a Google search produced 400,000 results. There’s even a Wikipedia entry:
Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.
Have you heard of yarn bombing before?
Much to my surprise, I was quite taken by this yarn art installation. The random pops of color from looked fantastic in this small eucalyptus grove dominated by grays and greens.
I think a controlled yarn bombing of the bamboos in our garden could be quite nice…
A few interesting links related to yarn bombing: