Humans that Yarn
Yarn art is no new technique; artists have been using yarn to express their creativity for years. Yarnists, as we like to call them, show their creativity in a number of ways. From activism to awareness and community displays, there are so many ways to use yarn for creating unique imagery.
What is Yarn Bombing?
Yarn bomb·ing (n): the action or activity of covering objects or structures in public places with decorative knitted or crocheted material, as a form of street art.
Lyme Yarnbombs is a group we love being able to work with. They use lime green yarn and yarn bombing to educate, raise awareness, and bring hope to Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) patients and their families. The group hopes to help others in recognizing the sign and symptoms of CLD as well as prevention.
In conjunction with yarn bombing, they also share facts and prevention tips. Parking meters along streets with high pedestrian traffic each receive a yarn bomb and a weatherproof tag displaying 1 of 25 different Lyme disease facts.
Ladies Fancywork SocietyLadies Fancywork Society has been crocheting art throughout the Denver area since 2007. From beautifying the mundane, like a chain-link fence, to creating a full-on art display their creativity has no bounds.
Watch as Cat from Red heart creates our nail art yarn wall at the 2018 Creativation show.
One of the things that yarnists find is that it is so easy to travel with their projects! One way to grow the world of yarn crafting is by getting others interested. Whether you are knitting in a waiting room or you take your crochet on your lunch break we love that yarnists are always showing their craft to the rest of the world. While I was Yarning is a fun way to share your WIP with others as well as do a little multitasking! Plus, we love seeing where you end up with your yarn!
Crafting with Yarn
While you might not consider yourself a full-on yarnist, there’s no reason you can’t start with some yarn crafts! Pompoms, tassels, macramé and wall hangings are all great beginner crafts get started with.
Learn more at www.humansthatyarn.com.