Yarn Bombing and Great Yarns by Blurbarians

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Yarn Bombing in Paris Yarn Bombing and Great Yarns by Blurbarians

Yarn bombing, random acts of knitting – or what a recent New York Times article has called, “the softer side of graffiti”– has hit urban and rural landscapes across the globe. You’ll see it in potholes in Paris, on trees in Austin, Texas, on the streets of New York, and on the subway in Berlin (see Berlin yarn bombers in the act in this video).

A tour around the Blurb bookstore revealed that Blurbarians have spun their own yarns about knitting and weaving from the deeply traditional to the highly modern. Below are some of our favorites:

Part memoir, part photo book, and a really nicely done book that highlights vintage Barbie clothes made by the author’s mom.

Miniscule knitting projects. Have you ever seen gloves so small or so intricate? Amazing.

Pure lusciousness in knit. Designs by an Italian knitress who obviously knows her stuff.

And, finally, proof that Blurbarians have been yarn bombing since way back (well, at least since 2008). This book chronicles a community project that created a knitted cosy to cover a beach hut in the U.K.

We’d love to know if you have books to share that show off your craftsy creative side. Don’t be shy – we know you’re out there. Post a comment on the blog or on our Facebook page, and let us know about your book.

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  1. Maybe not the most beautiful books or good photo’s but the subject(s) is/are quite intresting (even for a man ;-) My mouth fell open reading Bugknits and My Knitting Book II is very beautifull! Thanks for sharing!

      May 25, 2011 – 1:30 am   Permalink
  2. Thank you very much Eileen for share my book with these talented artists.
    You are very kind with me:-)
    I wish you a joyful day and thank you again for your lovely words!

      May 25, 2011 – 4:28 am   Permalink
  3. Hi Jeroen,
    We were pretty amazed by the creativity that went into these knitting projects, from the “Bugknits” miniatures (really incredible!) to the sweaters and pieces in “My Knitting Book II” and everything in between. We’re just happy that people get to showcase their creativity – whether their passion is photography or knitting or showing off their collections of you-name-it. Glad you took a moment to check these books out. Thanks!
    Eileen H.

      May 25, 2011 – 12:15 pm   Permalink
  4. I was just amazed by how talented the author of My Knitting Book II is! Just gorgeous – do you sell online anywhere???

    By Tracey R
      June 24, 2011 – 2:05 pm   Permalink

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