Whether yarn bombers like it or not, yarn graffiti is gaining a lot of attention. Usually, just local papers ran stories about bundled up trees and colorful poles, but now even the New York Times is taking notice.
On May 18, The New York Times published a piece in their fashion and style section giving their readers a taste of yarn bombing and what’s going on across the globe.
It inclues interview snippets from a few well-known yarn bombers like Magda Sayeg, and notes the different kinds of yarn bombers—you know, all those potholes being filled—and KTC, who calls it yarn storming.
There’s been TV coverage, too. This CNN video (5/9/2011) covers yarn bombing in Austria and shows that it is either a big enough story or an interesting enough puff piece to use on a broadcast.
This segment ran a few years ago (11/20/2009) and shows the beginnings of interest in yarn bombing.
As bigger newspapers cover yarn bombing tales instead of just local newspapers, and as footage is taken for the yarn graffiti documentary, yarn bombing will gain more visibility in the mainstream media.
If a local paper or news station has done a story about you or someone in your town, please post the link and share the excitement with me and others!
Thanks and happy yarn bombing!!