Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

June 25, 2013

Locals take part in yarn bombing

CROSSVILLE — World Wide Knit in Public Day began in 2005 (wwkipday.org). It caught on and continued to grow until it became a whole week. This year it kicked off June 8 with a Yarn Bombing Day.

Since the popularity of knitting and crocheting has continued to increase since the early 2000s, random yarn bombing has appeared all over the world. Lamp posts, parking meters, tree trunks, automobiles, park benches, etc. have all become the targets of colorful knit graffiti.

Yarn bombing basically means to create a knit fabric and cover something with it. Recently, customers and staff of the Yarn Patch made long strips of knitted fabric, sewed the strips together on three sides and then finished seaming them in place around the posts.

They have always celebrated WWKIPDAY. This year they chose to go a little more public. They gathered a willing group of knitters and crocheters to "knit proud, knit loud, and knit in public" on their front porch. The yarn will remain on the posts as long as possible.

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