Colorful Yarn Bombs
I mean really, is there anything better than walking down the street, looking up and spotting a tree with a sweater? I feel the same!! Yarn bombing, what an awesome idea, mountains and trees in colorful knitted sweaters has to be the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, right? So when I found this amazing project from the “Yarn Bomber” Stephen Duneier, I couldn’t forget it.
Here is Stephen, not a knitter or a crocheter, just a normal guy that set some passionate resolutions for himself in 2012. One of them was to wrap a 40-foot tall tree in knitted yarn! He wanted to create something incredible and beautiful for people to admire. Not so far long after he started he realized that if he was going to achieve his goal in time for the 2nd Annual International Yarn Bombing Day, he would need to recruit some help from other knitters and crocheters.
He used the power of social media and started finding other knitters and crocheters from around the world that wanted to help this fun cause. They started sending him knitted and crochet pieces in many different sizes and colors. Putting everything together was hard but pretty awesome.
Stephen and his team were ready just in time for the second International Yarn Bombing Day. They packed 6 large camping backpacks with 400 square feet of yarn and headed off to a trailhead to install this spectacularly colorful work of art.
Stephen’s project inspired a lot of people and organizations around the world that wanted to create similar trees for incredible causes. Having so much support from people that were willing to help even without knowing him personally was obviously very inspiring.
I have always believed that when we put our heart into something, amazing things happen and that people will be willing to help if they believe in your cause.
Here is his second installation, a world record attempt for largest crocheted granny square. This one is my favorite so far!
Contact the yarn bomber if you want to be a part of an upcoming installation. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Have you spied any yarn bombing in your city? Send us pictures!! here is mine #yarnbombing