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Yarn Bombing Trees in Baldwin, Long Island

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.

 Tree Trunk Crochet 1  Tree Trunk Crochet 2

 

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:   professor.evans@yahoo.com

 

Alicia Evans – Fiber Artist

“Let the yarn speak(c)”

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