Yarn Bombing the Library in Fort Langley

I was walking over to a friend’s place this morning, having to cut through the library behind the Fort Langley Community Centre, when I noticed what I thought was someone’s sweater sleeve on the signpost. When I turned the corner, towards the entrance of the library, there were more yarn sleeves along the rails, posts and trees. The bike rack, tree and benches were hit too.

“What the heck is this” I thought to myself.

When I got to my friend’s place, and showed her the photos on my camera, she said that this is called “Yarn Bombing.” When a group of people who have nothing better to do, lots of spare yarn with them, and lots of time on their hands, go out and cover everything with their knitting. When I thought about this, I came to the assumption that one would want to cover something with knitted yarn to help keep it warm, so perhaps these yarn bombers thought that the bike rack, bench and tree were getting cold?

I am not sure if the tree is happy?

So there you have it, you heard it here first, the Fort Langley Library got yarn bombed.

3 Thoughts on “Yarn Bombing the Library in Fort Langley

  1. I have never heard of Yarn Bombing until now, so thanks for this Tom. I just wish these knitters would consider have making scarves for humans who do actually get cold in the winter. There are groups who want this type of thing — for our downtown eastside and other homeless people and for organizations such as Warm Up America. Oh, I don’t mean to sound all superior or snotty. lol.

  2. oops — would have considered making …

  3. Sherri, everyone that has Tweeted me, or emailed me about this post says the same thing. This whole Yarn Bombing thing really puts into contrast what people think about Art versus Ethics of resources in society. Perhaps challenging the Yarn Bombers to bomb Three Hundred Children from war stricken countries with knitted delights would be more appropriate?

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