- Woolly Notions
Woolly Notions an illustration about the guerrilla yarn bombing phenomenon.
Last fall, while in Hamilton, Ontario, I discovered this crafty guerrilla tactic of covering benign city objects, and some natural objects too, in knitted garments. I call them garments because the knits generally covered the full item in a rainbow of knitted goodness. Unfortunately, I have never encountered such a thing here in Toronto, where I live.
The surreal effect that yarn bombing impressed upon me was that, with a little ingenuity, can leave a city/town/place feeling a bit like a ride on the Yellow Submarine. I wondered who these masterminds were. Sometimes seeing the extent of a fully covered tree or bike post etc, left me wondering: “How long does one dedicate their time to such a project? It must be a way of life.” Nonetheless, this odd little phenomenon has forever changed my outlook on the possibilities of the cityscape. – Jes