No one knows what this year’s yarn bombing will bring, not even the yarn bombers themselves.
Yarn bombing, a street art that uses knitted or crocheted yarn, takes advantage of shapes and spaces in public areas to make something new. A bench at the Embarcadero inspired local artists Lorna and Jill Watt to make this yarn bomb. 3 miles of yarn, 30 hours of crochet, and 3 hours to install .
Other yarn bombs weave over multiple objects or between them, or both.
At this year’s East Bay Mini Maker Faire, artist Ruth Tillman and the Machine Knitters Guild of the San Francisco Bay Area are collaborating to work on an onsite installation.
Attendees will be able to try out a knitting machine and learn what it can do, and help make pieces for a yarn-tagging installation at the Faire. Learn techniques and skills for your crochet and knitting. You can see how automated color patterned knitting works, and what Knitters Guild has been making using an Arduino-hacked knitting machine.
Their “tag” targets for the Faire: