Once again in recognition of “International Yarn Bomb Day,” the Fiberarts Guild at Malabar Farm will create an outside display for farm visitors to enjoy. Construction on the installation began on June 5 with hopes to be completed by Sunday.
Visitors are free to take pictures or a selfie with the mermaid or be a part of the wagon on tour. Enjoy the many sea creatures in the underwater theme. Plans are for this creative display to be up for most of the summer so return at your leisure and enjoy.
The event takes place on Sunday, June 11 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Also known as guerrilla knitting, yarn bombing began in the early 2000. Yarn bombing takes the traditional crafts of knitting and crocheting out of the home and into the streets, beautifying the urban environment in a non-destructive, removable, and biodegradable way. Its whimsical and unexpected presence serves to disrupt the monotony of everyday urban life and bring a smile to passersby.
One of the most appealing aspects of yarn bombing is its inclusivity. Anyone with basic knitting or crocheting skills can participate, and it’s a great way to use leftover yarn from other projects. From simple, single-color wraps to elaborate, multicolored patterns, and even large-scale installations, yarn bombs can be as diverse as the artists who create them.
Yarn bombing isn’t just about individual expression; it’s often used to foster community spirit and raise awareness about social issues. For example, International Yarn Bomb Day, celebrated on June 11, sees communities around the globe come together to create public displays of yarn art. Some groups use the day to highlight issues such as climate change or women’s rights, using the universal language of color and creativity to engage the public.