Friday, 8 March 2013

Yarn Bomb on Dog Walk in Cornwall

There I was minding my own business on one of my dog walks and there is was, we had been bombed! Yarn Bombed!

Yarn Bombing at Gwithian, Cornwall

In the Cornish black and gold striped affect it gave a cosy feel to this industrial pipe that had been feeling a bit sorry for it self in the past.

This has been my first sighting of this on a dog walk here in Cornwall, and actually  it made me smile! 

Nonetheless I must say beware, the practice is still technically illegal in some jurisdictions, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.

Some of you might be thinking what is this? I was not sure what it was called,  Knitting Graffiti I thought, but realised that I was not down with the lingo!  

So here goes to be hip this is what you should call it& Yarn bombing, yarnbombingyarnstormingguerrilla knittingurban knitting or graffiti knitting!

What ever you decide to use it is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.

They are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. 

On Valentines Day Porthleven was yarn bombed by Grannies Graffiti see story full story here.

So have you spotted any Yarn Bombing else where on your Cornish dog walks?  Would be interesting to see your photos!

Thank you to Netty for your comments... 
It seems I did not see the best of the Yarn Bombing please see photos below for those of us who have not seen the full affect.....  

Before Yarn Bomb at Gwithian
Pole Before Yarn Bombing

Seagull Yarn Bomb at Cornwall
The top of the Yarn Bomb 

Yarn Bombing on Cornish Dog Walk
Full Affect - Yarn Bombing at Gwithian Cornwall
Sun goes down Yarn Bomb at Gwithian
Sun set at Gwithian with Yarn Bomb

I think this is beautiful - Looking forward to being out dog walking to see where I can see the next Yarn Bombing!


  1. will try again the link didnt show up before!! this is what was around the pole before they all got pinched!!

    1. Thank you so much for showing us these photos. Real shame I missed seeing them myself. If you don't mind I will add a few of the photos.... they are beautiful!
      I wonder where we will see Yarn Bombing on Cornish Dog Walks next?

  2. This was done in the same place last year. I will dig out my pics