Yarn Bombing Festival – Milan Edition! 🇮🇹

I do love a yarn bomb! A little piece of yarn craft left out and about for others to enjoy… ❤️ And the ultimate ‘Yarn Bombing Festival’ is hosted each year in Italy by the fabulous group ‘Yarn Bombing Trivento’.

The annual festival showcases a wide variety of different yarn bombs which line the streets… from huge and elaborate displays to little contributions too. It’s really wonderful! And the pieces are then sold to raise money for a local charity…

This year from 11th – 13th June, the festival is being hosted in Milan! 🇮🇹

Over 100 artists from all over the world have contributed a piece and the streets have been lined with such amazing yarn creations!

Here’s just a small selection I’ve seen in photos being shared on social media… do check out the hashtags #ybfmilano2021 and #ybfedizionemilano to get a flavour of the event. There are some incredible pieces…

And here’s my contribution…

I was super excited to see it actually hanging in Milan in a couple of photos shared on social media yesterday by people visiting the festival… there it is in the sunshine, with a beautiful terracotta coloured wall as a backdrop!

There are such fabulous artists from all over the world taking part…

And I feel very privileged to be amongst them… 💙

So here’s a little more about my yarn bomb… 🙂

I decided to use super chunky yarn and a 12mm hook. I only had a limited amount of time to work on this project so by using chunky yarn and a big hook the piece would grow quickly to a good size…

And I crocheted a big mandala with a sunny centre…

To give you an idea of size, here’s little Salty sitting on it… it’s big and it’s heavy!

With the sun at the centre, my piece represents the sun with the world around it… so I added fish for the ocean…

Some birds for the sky…

And then a watchful eye at the centre!

One of the themes for the festival is ‘Social Phobia’ and over 1000 eyes were crocheted by people all over the world and sent in for a huge display…

So I really wanted to add an eye to my yarn bomb!

It’s a reminder that we need to watch out for our world and have our eyes opened as to how we can make the world around us a better place…

And here’s my yarn bomb in its entirety…

I really enjoyed crocheting my yarn bomb. It’s a simple design and I’m happy with how it turned out.

Here are some more photos some of the other yarn bombs in the event in Milan… all taken from the Facebook page of ‘Yarn Bombing Trivento

How lovely it must be to stroll through the streets of Milan and see all these amazing yarn creations!

I’ve developed the pattern for my yarn bomb a little further and I made another sunny mandala in a 4ply yarn using a 3mm hook – just look at the size difference!

This can be used as a little table mat for a vase of flowers…

And I’ve also crocheted another super chunky version and this time I have changed it into a square! I’ve then created a rectangle and have made a super chunky blanket… I’ll share more about that soon!

In the meantime, Happy Crocheting Everyone! 🙂 🙂

17 comments

  1. Amazing – your work, as always, is so wonderful and how exciting for you to be part of this yarn bombing event! My sister currently lives in Milan so I have asked her to let me know when she spots some!

  2. Absolutely love it ! Will the pattern be available in the future as I would love to make the blanket😊?

  3. Well done Eleonora, your work certainly looks amazing and what a great honour. Excellent you must be very proud!!

  4. It’s a truly beautiful piece and you can be so proud to have it displayed at this prestigious festival! Love it!

  5. What a lovely opportunity to be able to participate in such a colourful event. Your contribution is striking – love it! Well done to Salty for adding cuteness to the photo too!

  6. Wow. I’ve heard of yarn bombing before, but Milan is over the top. How special that you are part of it. As always, love that Salty takes part in showing off your delightful creations. I too am anxiously awaiting the new pattern. Until then, continuing on with the beachcombing blanket.

  7. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Wow your work and all the artist crocheters are unbelievable creators. Thank you for sharing, I would otherwise not be able to see such beauty. I will think of these pieces for a long while.

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