World Yarn Bombing Day 2020…

Today is World Yarn Bombing Day! Yes, there really is such a day… πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™ And those of you who have followed my blog for a while will know that putting up yarn bombs in various places is something I love to do! Those splashes of colour and pretty yarn creations can spread a little joy and bring a smile to peoples faces… πŸ™‚

Here are a few of my previous yarn bombs and one you can read about here… A year in the life of my Yarn Bomb

This year the organisers behind Yarn Bombing Trivento have invited anyone to join in! All you need to do is safely put a yarn bomb up in your home by the window, on a balcony, in your garden or out in the street and then share a photo of it on either Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #worldyarnbombingday2020 πŸ’™πŸ§Ά It doesn’t have to be big at all… a simple flower or granny square is just perfect! They will then create a virtual album of yarn bombs from all over the world! Absolutely anyone can take part and it would be lovely if some of you lovely readers did too… πŸ™‚ πŸ’™

Remember it can be oh so simple and oh so small… it doesn’t have to be anything elaborate!

My daughter and I went out in the rain yesterday installing our contribution for this years ‘Yarn Bombing Day’… 🌧🌊 There’s a long railing leading down to our local beach which I’ve yarn bombed before… it was the perfect opportunity for some new pieces to be added in next to the old. Some of the new pieces were crocheted by ladies from my local crochet group last year… I’m so glad I finally got round to putting them up! πŸ™‚

Here’s a video of my daughters hands in action… it was pretty wet and windy out there! πŸ™‚

Sandra from Wild Daffodil sent me a couple of seahorse yarnbombs last year that are still looking good!

And here’s a video from our efforts yesterday! We plan to go back today to add a little more…

Last year I contributed this crocheted β€˜Coastal Scene’ to the Trivento Yarn Bombing festival in Italy…

I was due to contribute a piece for the festival again this year but as with so many things, the Coronavirus pandemic has meant the event has been cancelled. I had planned to go to Italy for the event in August and combine it with our family holiday – flights and accommodation were booked and paid for just before Coronavirus came along! So we currently have no idea whether we will find ourselves in Italy or not this summer… our travel insurance only covers us if the government advises against travel or if the airline cancels our flight. Neither of which is clear for August at the moment…

If we do find ourselves in Italy then of course I shall yarn bomb something out there! πŸ™‚

Stay safe and well everyone…

…and Happy Crocheting! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

24 comments

  1. So good to see all the yarn bombs in your video. What a perfect place for them, with a wonderful backdrop.It is amazing how well they last. Thanks so much for the shout out. A lovely representation of our crochet community along that railing – so good to see.

  2. Wow! That stitching in the wind and rain shows true determination! The yarnbombs look beautiful Eleonora – what a lovely way to share your crochet with your local community! I will get my yarnbomb up on my balcony soon and get the photo Instagram. Happy Yarnbombing Day 2020!!

  3. Wow, World Yarn Bombing Day … I love it! What a great way to brighten up any area! Now that I know, I’ll have to be ready for next year! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this, Eleonora!

  4. Oh how lovely, Eleanora. Well done to you and your daughter. Just love how you transformed the railings. So bright and cheerful. I was also mesmerised by the colours of the sea and sky in your video. Truly sublime. I’m off to watch again. I also need to think where I can yarn bomb next year!! Thank you!

  5. Wish I’d have read this earlier ! I was on an online Zoom meeting with my crafting friends this morning – many knit – I’d have mentioned it. Mind you, it was raining in our part of Kent so not so good today to pop out and yarnbomb. I love seeing knits and crochets making the streets, the piers, the trees etc so pretty though I have never taken part. Sadly, a few years ago a yarn shop owner friend did and almost immediately the local council removed it, despite it not being an obstruction. Maybe next year ….

  6. These look so amazing. I know that YarnBombing day has passed but I am tempted to put something up in my community. I have a question though. How do you know how big to make it? Do you measure what you intend to yarn bomb first and then go home and make it?

    1. Yarn bombing anytime of year… absolutely! As for attaching it, yes – think about where you want it to go and then make your crochet accordingly. Mine were on a railing so I measured the circumference but the crochet really can be stretched and shaped a lot so it doesn’t have to be exact measurements at all! Good luck! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

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