Yarn Bomb

August 1, 2014  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Displays throughout the library

Yarn Bomb The Library

A Summer Reading Program

Carmine RauSometimes known as "guerilla knitting" or "urban knitting", look up "Yarn Bombing" on Google or Wikipedia and you'll get an idea of the creative possibilities of covering objects in public places with yarn.  Knitters, crocheters, and other artistic talents combine in this fun Summer Reading project to decorate the Bainbridge Library with examples of "Yarn Bombing".  Carmine Rau, Youth Services Librarian, is shown in the picture to the side holding two books about the subject and is the Bainbridge Library's force behind this project.

According to Carmine, she'd like to see participants "covering as much of the library as they can" with "unexpected and interesting yarn art."  Where did they get all that yarn?  Bainbridge Island's famed Rotary Auction had end-of-auction remaining yarn that the library picked up. 

Listen to a recorded interview of Carmine by Annie Osburn of Bainbridge Community Broadcasting and you'll come away with a much better idea of what this is all about.  Just click on the audio player at the bottom of this page.

Come out and visit the library on Friday evening as part of the First Friday Art Walk and discover the creative yarn talents of Bainbridge Island.  At the same time, there will be a display of Becky Gibson and Lauren Riker's photography in the main library conference room.

Credits:  All images on this page except the otter were provided by Annie Osburn of Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.  The audio interview was provided Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.  The crocheted "READ" letters on the banner on our home page were created by library volunteer Bernice Cavalluzzi.

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The yarn-wrapped and pom-pom adorned bookend was created by Ozma Baurick
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Even the Otters are Yarn Bombed - artistic creation by the Tappen family