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Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti Paperback – Aug. 1 2009
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-OffTheHooks (craftyash.blogspot.com) ― OffTheHooks
With a part-instructional new Canadian book released in September and winter on the way, guerrilla knitting seems likely to spread. (After all, poles need sweaters, too.) In Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti, Vancouver authors Leanne Prain and Mandy Moore trace the whimsical movement back to an Austin, Texas, crew called Knitta Please, who tagged a doorknob in Houston in 2005 and spurred a "knit-graffiti revolution" that spread across the blogosphere and around the world.
-Toronto Star ― Toronto Star
In Yarn Bombing, beautiful full-page photos illustrate the unique visual balance of street art and traditional stitching.... After reading it you may well be inspired to pick up your needles or obtain your first crochet hook: Novices are welcome, and full chapters are devoted to tutorials.
-Bitch ― Bitch
Yarn Bombing is not just a history of the movement, but a how-to guide for aspiring yarn bombers themselves.... [It's] a good reminder that craft, yarn-based or otherwise, is as legitimate a form of expression as any other medium.
-Maisonneuve ― Maisonneuve
Moore and Prain provide an introduction and history of this creative phenomenon as well as simple projects and suggestions for would-be "taggers." Don't be surprised if this book inspires your library's patrons to knit or crochet cozies for the trees on your library's property.
-Library Journal ― Library Journal
[Yarn Bombing] has the perfect mix of technical proficiency, humour, and dedicated artistry that makes knitting communities so popular.... There's something here for everyone.
-subTerrain ― subTerrain
These guerrilla knitters take to the streets and leave knitted "tags" in their hometown, much like Banksy would if he had a pair of knitting needs. With interviews and tips, this is an inspiring book for knitters and urban art fans alike.
-Knitting magazine (UK) ― Knitting
It is part coffee-table book, with color photographs of creative bombs, and part tutorial, with tips like wearing "ninja" black to avoid capture. The book borrows from the vernacular of street graffiti and half-jokingly positions yarn bombing as an illicit alternative for knitters bored making yet another Christmas sweater. It asks readers to get off their rocking chairs and "take back the knit."
-New York Times ― New York Times
Great photos, stories, and instructions.
-Utne Reader ― Utne Reader
Yarn Bombing extends Stitch 'n' Bitch's approach to knitting, appealing to hipster knitters with attractive photography and irreverent patterns, reclaiming knitting as an act that is both feminist and anarchic.
-Quill and Quire ― Quill and Quire
Yarn Bombing really strives to give readers a full window into this growing movement.... No stone is left unturned (or without a cozy) in this comprehensive book.
-Craftzine.com ― Craftzine.com
Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain have written the definitive guidebook---published by Vancouver's fabulous Arsenal Pulp Press---to covert textile street art.... The kick-ass DIY patterns ensure that your attempts at transforming your own locale will move well beyond your grandma's tea cosy.
-The Georgia Straight ― Georgia Straight
There are photos on every page that will keep you entertained.... [some] are quite impressive, like a pink crocheted army tank cozy. My favourite is "The Hare," a 200-foot-long pink bunny by Vienna-based art collective Gelatin, stuffed with straw and completely knitted with wool.
-Montreal Mirror ― Montreal Mirror
- Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press (Aug. 1 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 232 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1551522551
- ISBN-13 : 978-1551522555
- Item weight : 669 g
- Dimensions : 22.61 x 1.78 x 20.57 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,066,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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but also some really interesting background information on some of the artists and groups involved in this
art form. I was also really happy to see that it included step by step instructions to help beginners
start to make their own 'tags'. I loved the patterns that are included and I can't wait to try some out.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
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A good coffee table book to cheer you up.