My attempts to keep up with the guerrilla crafting community has been futile. I find myself discovering new trends on the page of Yahoo! news, which pretty much tells me it’s over. Imagine how excited I was when I tripped into a yarn bombed light post while exploring downtown LA.
Without the help of VICE, or Yahoo! news, my rusty street art senses were tingling. I was in the presence of a thoughtfully placed, and intellectually planned art installation. I snapped a few photos, admired the needle-work, and went on my way to the Inherent Vice exhibition at the Ace Hotel. When I returned home, I dug out my laptop, and began my research.
Yarn bombers are a community of knitters that create fiber-based art to engage thousands online, worldwide, and locally in the city of Angels. Yarn bombing Los Angeles dabbles in all genres: be it public, fiber, street, craft, social awareness, and high art. One social awareness I came across online was, “#BlackLivesMatter”, all done in yarn.
YBLA’s mission is to create a form of community-generated, site-specific public art that is tactile and accessible, while at the same time initiating dialogue about cross-generation connections and craft history. (yarnbombinglosangeles.com)
If your interests sway to the crafty and conscientious, be sure to check out the link below for all yarn bombed sights in the Los Angeles area, and beyond.