"Yarnstorming (also known as yarnbombing): the art of enhancing a public place or object with graffiti knitting"

(Or putting knitting on something unexpected in public and running always giggling wildly)

WHO?

Operating from a secret underground wool-lined bunker in the heart of the busy metropolis of London, Knit the City’s Yarn Corps spend most of their lives operating under assumed names and living their lives like every day people.

WHAT?

Guerilla knitting or ‘yarnstorming’ is the art of conjuring up a piece of knitting or crochet, taking out out in the world, releasing it into the wild, and running away like a mad thing.

WHY?

Frustrated to see we’re not battling society’s horrors by knitting jumpers for homeless baby penguins with tuberculosis? What’s the point of what we do, dammit?!

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Woolly Owools: Knit the City yarnstorms Ted Baker

The owools are coming! The owools are coming! Knit the City scattered a whole parliament of owls around Leeds and they didn’t give a hoot who knew it.

Blooming Brixton: yarnstorming South London

Spring! Hey, Spring? Where aaaaaaare yooooooooou? No matter how much we wave our fists at the grey and gloomy sky this year, Spring doesn’t seem to be visiting us any time soon. Knit the City’s Deadly Knitshade and The Fastener decided if Spring wasn’t going to come to London then we were just going to have to make our own Spring.

Half Sick of Stitching: Knit the City take over Tate Britain

On London’s lazy river lies an art museum known worldwide, That houses art of many...

Free workshop: Half Sick of Stitching at Tate Loud

Join Knit the City for our latest ‘Permission to Yarnstorm’ installation ‘Half Sick of Stitching’ at Tate Britain. For one day only we join the Punchdrunk Enrichment and a gaggle of amazing artists for the Tate Loud event on September 22nd from 12-5pm.

Free Weave a Woolly Web Workshop with Deadly Knitshade all day too. Exciting!

The Great British Button Biathlon

Challenging themselves, and the world of craft graffiti, today London’s Knit the City aim to continue in their quest to break graffiti craft expectations, achieve a new personal best and get away with a bit of graffiti in an area of London stuffed full of security. Eek!

A knitted Monster is released in London

A giant woolly knitted monster has been released in London and you have a whole month to find him. Meet Dial M for Monster, or Muncher for short.

Parliament Square Phone Box Cosy: The Revenge

There is one thing that Knit the City are definite about. It is our golden rule. We will NEVER do another Phone Box Cosy. No. We won’t! Nope. You can’t make us! Uh uh! NO! NO! NO!

Oh go on then…

Yarnstorm the Sixteenth: Stitched Street Art Show

What’s a typical graffiti yarnstorming day like for the ladies of the sneaky stitching Knit the City yarn corps? Now there’s a question. It involves sneaky stitching and the great outdoors, but without a plan this one was going to be interesting…