By Any Media Necessary: Mapping Youth and Participatory Politics

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles


Yarnbombing Los Angeles is a graffiti knitting collective based in Los Angeles and currently led by Head Poncho Carol Zou. The collective evolved out of the October 2010 Fig Knit On participatory public knitting event when Arzu Arda Kosar, one of the participants, proposed another yarn bombing at the 18th Street Arts Center in June 2011.

Joining in the international graffiti knitting movement but also putting their own spin on its practices, YBLA is a deeply collaborative group that aims to blur boundaries between craft, high art, street art, artists, and people on the street. They come together in monthly stitch n bitch meetings at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, where newcomers can learn how to knit, crochet, or collage together recycled sweaters into yarnbombs. YBLA also regularly reaches out for contributions to their projects, from phrases submitted via Tumblr that the group can knit and place in LA to granny squares submitted via the mail to cover their museum home.

Contributed by Samantha Close on 5/10/14

Yarnbombing Los Angeles Media

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About Yarn Bombing Los Angeles

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