Yarn Bombing or Yarn Storming: a form of graffiti or street art where the bark of public trees are adorned with colorful crocheted or knitted pieces. The artist is typically anonymous.
While considered a city phenomena, I saw my first live yarn bombing of a tree right in my suburban region on Long Island. I was driving down a street in the quaint lil town of Baldwin on Grand Avenue when I spotted it. I practically did a dead stop in the middle of the street. I could not believe it! Anything crochet makes me stop but these two trees; on a main street in front of a popular strip mall was a sight to see on Long Island.
Too, I giggled, with all of the laws we have, I KNEW this was probably illegal so I had to find a park, find it real fast, whip out my camera to capture this grand moment. Yes, I finally got a chance to see my first tree yarn bomb. It so fit in with my love of trees, crochet and crocheting tree images.
Ahh, a great day; all hail to tree trunks dressed in yarn.
Have you spotted any? Take a picture and please share with me here or send it to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia Evans – Fiber Artist
“Let the yarn speak(c)”