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Phoenix Needs an Extreme Crochet Makeover

With International Yarn Bombing Day about two weeks away, we can only hope the local crafting folk art community is too busy secretly stitching to get the word out on its big plans.


Yarn bombing (or, if you prefer, guerrilla knitting) forgoes paint or chalk in favor of a more colorful street art display made of cloth. From loose yarn tucked into sidewalk cracks to more large-scale “installations” redressing cold public spaces, the sky is the proverbial limit for those with leftover yarn and a yearning to display it.

Phoenix, more so than many other cities, can use that fun splash of color. Local landmarks most worthy of an extreme crochet makeover may include:

Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe)

Light Rail stations

Da Pope (400 E. Monroe)

Knit your revolution - with other “fiber artists of the world uniting on one day to bring color and beauty to our urban landscape” - come International Yarn Bombing Day - June 11, 2011.