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June 8 is International Yarn Bombing Day

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On June 8, for the third year running, yarn enthusiasts from around the globe will share their passion with the world through the act of yarn bombing.

Guerrilla knitters and crocheters will cover trees, lampposts and bike racks with their colorful handicrafts in a tradition established by Alberta knitter Joann Matvichuk.

Tag your own work and any yarn bombing installations you may come across with the #yarnbombing hashtag!

International Yarn Bombing Day

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See more… For more yarn bombing photos from around the world, search the hashtag #yarnbombing.

Over the past couple years, perhaps you’ve noticed trees, statues or parking meters occasionally sporting a scarf or sweater. This guerrilla street art is called “yarn bombing,” and Saturday, June 9 marks the 2nd annual International Yarn Bombing Day.

The event, created last year by Canadian yarn bomber Joann Matvichuk, was conceived as a way to unite guerrilla knitters and crocheters the world over.