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Today is Yarn Bombing Day

11 June is Yarn Bombing Day.

Yarn Bombing Day is when fibre-freaks from around the world go on a knitting rampage to embrace the world in warm fuzzy comfort.

Ironically, Yarn Bombing Day began life as a simple gimmick at a sewing boutique. As part of their style and personality they knitted a sleeve for their door handle, and from there it spread like wildfire.

It spread to telephone poles, became socks on statues and bike racks, and even trees got warm sleeves to see them through the cold of winter.

It’s all done in the spirit of beautification and fun, and can bring a fantastically colourful display to urban areas around the world. It’s not seen as graffiti (and why would it, since it does not do any damage, or cause offence) by most people in a ‘bombed’ area, but rather as an acceptable and attractive form of urban art.

I don’t know when it appeared, but this has been in Glasgow’s London Road for some time, and who knows how long it will last.

London Road Yarn Bombed Poles

London Road Yarn Bombed Poles

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11/06/2018 - Posted by | Blogroll |

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