Sunday 13 September 2015

So This Is Yarn Bombing

Plans to re-invigorate the top end of QVM included mention of "Yarn Bombing" and we must admit that this was a term we had not come across before. 

The term was used in reference to plans for the opening up of A Shed, a proposed E/F Shed Food Court and general enhancement of the precinct from the Victoria St. shops to F Shed. Well, it turns out that Yarn Bombing is a type of street art or graffiti and it has a Wikipedia entry - Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays ofknitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. 

You will find "Yarn Bombing" on the posts along Peel St. Brightening up parts of our market is most welcome and we can't help but feel that anything called "guerilla knitting" has a place amongst QVM Traders.

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