Urban Yarnage

Yarn bombers
About & Current Project

About Us:

We are an ad hoc group of knitters and crocheters in Houston that design and develop fiber street art projects.

We install a project annually on International Yarnbombing Day (IYBD) in early June. In addition, we work on consignment to create projects for commercial installations or advise others on designing and developing their own projects.   

Projects require months of planning and work prior to the actual installation of the art. A core group of individuals enjoy collaborating on these unique projects, contributing their knitted or crocheted pieces, assisting with installation, or both.  

Our IYBD projects are installed in public spaces, so they are permitted through the City of Houston and stay up for a month. The specific project location determines the level of approvals that are needed.

Yarn bombing is intended to bring interest and beauty to otherwise cold or sterile public spaces. It is a fun and unique way to soften and call attention to the built environment.

While yarn bombing (also known as urban knitting, guerilla knitting, or yarn storming) originally started as a subversive underground form of street art, similar to graffiti art, yarn bomb installations have evolved with time to encompass all types of fiber art projects. Yarn bombs have become very popular and are publicly accepted as temporary art installations. Yarn bombing is now a national and international art movement that encompasses projects that range in scale from very small to extremely large.  

Current Project:

Travisaurus Dinosaur - In celebration of International Yarn Bomb Day
Location: Travis Elementary in The Woodland Heights
Description: Playground dinosaur
Timeline: Installation June 2014

Previous Project:

Greenstreet - Downtown Houston
Location: Outdoor corridor between Mia Bella Trattoria and the House of Blues between Dallas St and Polk St
Description: Approximately 135 bamboo canes incorporated into a yarn bomb composition of bare cane, cane with cuffs and sleeves.
Timeline: Installed September 2013 / De-installed December 2013

Previous Project:

Seniors Center
 - Houston Multi-Services Center
Location: 170 Heights Blvd.
Description: Seniors will wrap 18 canopy columns outside the Seniors Center.
Timeline: Installed October 4 / De-installed November 2013 
The seniors have been working hard on the beautification of their building! They're jazzed about the upcoming project and excited to share it with the community so come take a look.

Urban Yarnage
Houston Heights!

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