The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti
Arsenal Pulp Press, Paperback, 9781551522555, 231pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
DIY tricks and tactics for knitters wishing to join the international knit and crochet graffiti phenomenon.
Leanne Prain co-founded a stitch and bitch called Knitting and Beer in order to expand her skills while knitting at the pub. A professional graphic designer, Leanne holds degrees in creative writing, art history, and publishing. She lives and knits in Vancouver, BC.
"It is part coffee-table book, with color photographs of creative bombs, and part tutorial, with tips like wearing 'ninja' black to avoid capture. The book borrows from the vernacular of street graffiti and half-jokingly positions yarn bombing as an illicit alternative for knitters bored making yet another Christmas sweater. It asks readers to get off their rocking chairs and 'take back the knit.'" New York Times
"Great photos, stories, and instructions." Utne Reader
"In Yarn Bombing, beautiful full-page photos illustrate the unique visual balance of street art and traditional stitching.... After reading it you may well be inspired to pick up your needles or obtain your first crochet hook: Novices are welcome, and full chapters are devoted to tutorials." Bitch
"Yarn Bombing extends Stitch 'n' Bitch's approach to knitting, appealing to hipster knitters with attractive photography and irreverent patterns, reclaiming knitting as an act that is both feminist and anarchic."Quill and Quire
"An inspiring and unforgettable look at the world of knit graffiti and the creative folks behind it, Yarn Bombing deserves a place on any hip crafter's bookshelf." Debbie Stoller, editor-in-chief of BUST magazine and author of the Stitch 'n Bitch books