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Yarn Bombing

The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti

by Mandy Moore & Leanne Prain

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list price: $21.95
edition:Paperback
published: Aug 2009
ISBN:9781551522555
publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
About the Authors
Mandy Moore (left, with co-author Leanne Prain) is the technical editrix of popular online knitting magazine Knitty.com, and of various other knitting and crochet books and publications. She blogs about her life at yarnageddon.com and blogs with Leanne at yarnbombing.com. She lives in Vancouver, BC.
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Leanne Prain
Leanne Prain is the co-author (with Mandy Moore) of Yarn Bombing (2009), now in its third printing, and the author of Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery (2011). Her third book, Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles, will be published in fall 2014. She co-founded a stitch and bitch called Knitting and Beer in order to expand her skills while knitting at the pub. A professional graphic designer, Leanne holds degrees in creative writing, art history, and publishing. She lives and knits in Vancouver.
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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

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

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

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

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

[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

Great photos, stories, and instructions.
?Utne Reader

— Utne Reader

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

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

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

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

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

The book is beautifully put together and offers a history of yarn graffiti, as well as how to start your own projects, and patterns. I didn't realise how much of a movement was going on with yarn bombing. I've been thinking about trying it for a long time and this book may have just given me that extra inspiration (along with great tutorials).
?OffTheHooks (craftyash.blogspot.com)

— OffTheHooks

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