• Tell Your Friends

Did you know, World Wide Knit In Public Day and International Yarn Bombing Day are less than a month away? I received my first notice, so I wanted to give y’all the heads up, too. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 11th. I’ll be joining the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance at Freedom Park in Atlanta. If you live near Adel, Iowa, head over to the Dallas County Fairgrounds. The Iowa Sheep Industry is hosting a KIP event (knit in public) at the Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival. Safe to say, no matter where you live, there’s an event you can join or host yourself. Let us know what you have planned. Organizers say, all ages, all abilities and all fiber techniques are welcome.

Here’s some background and helpful links:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

  • International Yarn Bombing Day: Started by Joann Matvichuk in Alberta, Canada, yarn bombers around the world unite to bring beauty and humor in the form of graffiti knitting and crochet to urban landscapes.
  • World Wide Knitting in Public Day: Grab your needles and hooks. While knitting and crochet are typically solitary pursuits, gather with other crafters and fiber artists to create better living by stitching together. And make friends.


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7 Responses

  1. redbarnartist says:

    Big fun! In addition to painting (and everything else), I also knit! how do we find out if events are scheduled in our area? Thanks for the info!

  2. Anna@HGTV says:

    Hi redbarnartist – click on the links provided in the post. People are listing their KIPs on those sites. Also, you might try a google search: "international yarn bombing day" or "world wide knitting in public day" plus your city or town in quotes. If nothing nearby, post some flyers at local craft and fabric stores and gather fellow knitters and crocheters in your area. Here's another Design Happens link for inspiration: http://blog.hgtv.com/design/2011/01/16/daily-deli

    • redbarnartist says:

      Thanks, Anna! Will do. Thanks for keeping us in the loop :D get it, loop…Have fantastic day!

  3. Suzi @ SEFAA says:

    Thanks for the mention Anna. We're looking forward to seeing you on June 11th in Freedom Park!

  4. Anna@HGTV says:

    And there's this from the NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/fashion/creatin
    The name of yarn bombing brigades reminds me of the names of girl roller derby names.

  5. ~Chris says:

    As a crocheter….love it !

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