Extreme Yarn Bombing

My friend sent me these photos that were featured in a magazine called Mental Floss.  Some examples of yarn bombing that have been “taken up a notch”. Tell me if you have seen any extreme examples where you live or not.tankMy favourite.  A tank!Picture4A bicycle!Picture7You might prefer a motorbike!Picture3Perhaps you would rather take the bus?Picture6Or even better, how about a caravan?Picture5Perhaps travel by boat is more your style!Picture9and to finish off, a nice walk through the knitted forest. Be careful where you step though. Where there is a knitted forest there could be knitted wooly mammoths!

for full photo credits see Mental floss.

Author: gentlestitches

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21 thoughts on “Extreme Yarn Bombing”

  1. These are soooo AWESOME! 😀 😀 😀 I love them ALL but my favorites have to be the bicycle, bus, and trees 😀 Oh and can’t forget that caravan/camper thing!


  2. I LOVE the motorbike and the tank! All of these are amazing, I cannot imagine the hours it took for someone to do these. I am sadly not a knitter or crocheter, but would love to learn. I have attempted to several times through YouTube tutorials and beginner books but find I learn better by having someone instruct me in person. I hope to meet a prospective and patient teacher one day, until then I enjoy seeing what others are doing. Your bee is fabulous! Do you do custom orders or have your own shop on etsy, etc? I just discovered your blog and find it quite enjoyable. 🌷🐱


    1. thanks for commenting queenbethie. I am in the throes of setting up a ravelry page at the moment and yes I do custom orders. The bee was for an author who wanted it for her gravatar.
      I also do the odd bit of work for fairs and places like my son’s school. 🙂


  3. Austin, Texas sounds like an amazing place to be. History and art and of course music. The art festivals sound wonderful and I agree, one just can’t be too careful.:)


  4. I love all of these! Our city (Austin, TX) gets yarn bombed every year as part of one of our city-wide art festivals. I absolutely love it! So great to turn a corner and see a mailbox, a light post, etc. decked out in knitted fabulousness! (And I am ALWAYS careful and on the lookout for wooly mammoths! 😉 )


  5. Oh my! That tank would stop all war in its tracks! How could anyone remain mad seeing that on the battlefield? I like the bicycle the best, however! It is one of the best uses of rainbow colors I have ever seen!


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