Yarn bombs: Photos of guerrilla knitting

Kassel Yarn Bombing Streetart

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While browsing pictures in the stream of Recent Photos, we came across a brightly colored image of what’s known as yarn bombing — a graffiti practice that uses yarn as the preferred medium. The image inspired a search for other public knitted-yarn pieces, which led to discovering 40 groups dedicated to yarn-bomb photography.

Here’s only a small sample of what we found, including yarn art wrapping rails, trees, bikes, and sculptures that temporarily alter cityscapes across the globe.

See more curated yarn-bombing photos: Yarn Bombs Abound gallery | Knitted Graffiti gallery

Photos from RenSandoz, digibron, yarnitic, KittElisa, and maisbrot.