FINE ART & TEXTILES

ANNA LYNCH

Yarn Bombing

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Yarn bombing - a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn.

I first learnt about yarn bombing when I moved to Whistler in 2010 and decided to embark on a few yarn bombs of my own, most notably the Yarn Mobile (a knitted bicycle). 

I chatted with both Pique News Magazine and Mountain FM back in 2012 about the movement.

Projects

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YARN MOBILE

In 2012 I decided to create a yarn bombed bicycle. Originally made to advertise my local knitting group, the piece became its own work of art. It debuted at the Function Junction Bloc Party, then became a fixture at the Maury Young Arts Centre for several years.

KNITTED PADDLES

In 2020 Arts Whistler commissioned a yarn bomb sculpture for Art on the Lake Literally! 

I decided to create two giant knitted oars, decorated with lake wildlife.

SNOWFLAKES 

As part of the State of the Art exhibition at the Whistler Ski & Snowboard Festival, in 2013, myself and Sara Valera created a web of snowflakes as a temporary yarn bomb for the Whistler Conference Centre.