Last night I got to spend two hours with authors Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain. If you haven’t seen the book in stores or in your local library, it’s called Yarn Bombing – the Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti. You can follow this link to get your own copy – YARN BOMBING. If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you’ll have seen the review I did on this book last year. If you haven’t and would like to check it out, here is another link for that – YARN BOMBING REVIEW.
So what was yesterday’s little gathering about? Well, Mandy and Leanne were doing a talk about the yarn bombing phenomenon at the local library. There were about 15 people in attendance to hear about the yarn bombing craze and how it got started. We also heard the tale of how two knitters who met at a stitch-n-bitch got together and authored a book about yarn bombing all over the world. Apparently, yarn bombing is a phrase they came up with thathas been adopted by the masses worldwide. There is even a movement to have it added to the Webster’s dictionary! Here’s to keeping out fingers crossed that they’re successful.
So since writing the book Mandy and Leanne have been very busy keeping up with the revolution they have become instrumental in revealing. They moderate two groups on Ravelry dealing with Yarn Bombing, keep up a website – Yarn Bombing Website – , involve themselves in local and international happenings with yarn bombing and other knitting related activities, attempt to yarn bomb government installations in the US, and still find time to share with their respective partners. Whew, and I thought I was busy.
Here is a video of them doing some of the prep work for bombing a tree at the historic Joy Kogawa house (famous author) in Vancouver. There’s a great story about Leanne trying to bomb the J. Edgar Hoover building (referenced earlier).
Click this link for the video – VIDEO.