Monday, June 13, 2011

International Yarn Bombing Day

It was a success! So many great pieces were created for the bridge! Pom poms, flags, a salmon, a snake, spirals and lots of cozies! The biggest cozy is over 50 feet long.

Every single person who walked by had a positive thing to say. They loved it and thanked us for decorating the bridge.

There were a few questions that I'd like to answer. Who removes it? We do! We continuously check on our yarn bombs and do any repairs or remove any pieces that start to look dingy or are too destroyed to keep. We try very hard to prevent any litter or trash. The city of Eugene has not spent any money or time cleaning up our installations.

How is your graffiti different than traditional graffiti? Why don't you get in trouble? I suppose the difference is that you can remove knitted graffiti in a matter of seconds with a pair of scissors. And also I think people respond better to public art that's knitted because it's surprising to them. They don't expect it and that usually makes them laugh. For us, the removal of our graffiti is no different that using a hose to erase sidewalk chalk art.

Why don't you spend all that time, effort and yarn knitting for charities instead of wasting it on yarn bombs? Most of us do donate to charities. But we're also artists. Art for art sake. To ask someone to spend any and all free creative time for a specific purpose is silly. When you want to bake a cake, do you bake it for yourself or is your first thought to spend your time and ingredients baking for a food bank? Besides, we've been told what we're doing is a public service by people and the city of Eugene.

Video by Brian Walker.

You can read more about this event on and on our facebook page. Check out more photos on our flickr.


  1. Oh man, if I hadn't been graduating yesterday this would have been a ton of fun! How do I join up with your knitting group?

  2. Thanks Megan! Congrats on graduating! We meet every other Wednesday at The Divine Cupcake from 6:30-8:30pm. You can join our facebook page to get all the news and details.

  3. Meeting name is appropriate since your yarnbombing is divine.