Yarnbombing

Yarnbombing is a new counterpoint in street art. My yarnbombs transform objects with an aim to delight and inspire.

I collaborate on most works with my sister, Jill Watt.

I make, install, maintain, and remove the vast majority of our work and almost always get permission to install. I have never “gotten in trouble” or been asked to remove a new yarnbomb. My yarnbombs do not damage flora and fauna.  Yarnbombing is not a waste of time.

Download hi-res images of our work from my Flickr sets here. All images are approved for free cultural works (CC BY 2.0). What does that mean?

To commission new work, contact me.

 

String art by Lorna Watt. Installed July 2014. 9th & S. Railroad Ave., San Mateo, California.

String Art Fence Yarnbomb

Story Time (or Literary Tubes) by Lorna Watt, Jill Watt, and Magine Slonaker. Installed May 2014. San Mateo Public Library, California.

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Buttmunches by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed April 2014. San Francisco Ferry Plaza, CA. Buttmunch yarnbomb Monster benches san francisco ferry buildingButtmunch yarnbomb Monster benches san francisco ferry buildingButtmunch yarnbomb Monster benches san francisco ferry building   Monkey in a Banana Tree by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed March 29, 2014. Commissioned by the Turnbull Community Festival, San Mateo, CA. Monkey in a Banana Tree Yarnbomb Monkey in a Banana Tree Yarnbomb Organic by Lorna Watt. Completed March 2014. Organic cotton with natural plant dyes on antiue wooden folding chair. Donation for the Painted Chair Project auction to benefit the Woman’s Club of Palo Alto and the Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA. Organic cable knit basket stitch chair. Organic cable knit basket stitch chair.   Snakes and Worms by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed throughout 2013-14. San Mateo, Cbike rack worm yarnbomb bike rack worm yarnbomb bike rack worm yarnbomb hungry caterpillar yarnbomb   Curves by Lorna Watt. Completed October 2013. Commissioned by the Downtown San Mateo Association. Wine Walk pop-up gallery, San Mateo, CA. String art installation by knits for lifeString art installation by knits for lifeString art installation by knits for life Squid Tree by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed Sept 2013. Commissioned by the Downtown San Mateo Association. Located at N B St. & Tilton Ave., San Mateo, CA. squidtree yarnbomb san mateo squid tree yarn bomb Neon string art by Lorna Watt. Completed July 2013. On the bleachers at Fitzgerald field, Central Park, San Mateo, CA. string art yarnbomb knits for life Brunch series by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed Aug 2013. On two trees at Nini’s Coffee Shop, Burlingame, CA. Bacon and Eggs yarnbomb “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That” machine knit yarnbomb by Lorna Watt. Completed July 2013. On a tree on B St between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, San Mateo, CA. san mateo yarnbomb Machine knit yarnbomb by Lorna Watt. Completed Aug 2013. On a bike rack in front of Draeger’s supermarket, San Mateo, CA. bike rack yarn bomb san mateo Monster feet by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed Sept 2013. Located at The Shop at Flywheel Press, San Mateo, CA. monster foot yarnbomb monster foot yarnbomb Contributor of 30+ squares and 10 hours to Rubics Cubes Yarnbomb organized by Marcy Kraft for the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, California. Rubics Cubes San Diego ComicCon Yarnbomb You Don’t Even Know, 2013. Clarion Alley, San Francisco, California. Clarion Alley Yarnbomb by Knits for Life Preeminently Desirable, 2013. Bi Rite Market, 18th St., San Francisco, California. preeminently desirable yarnbomb by knits for life Park it. Foster City, California, 2013 Park It Embroidery Yarnbomb by Knits for LifePark It Embroidery Yarnbomb by Knits for Life Monster feet yarnbomb, 2013. Sam Trans bus stop on Hillsdale Ave, Foster City, CA. Monster Feet Bus Stop Yarnbomb by Knits for Life Monster Feet Bus Stop Yarnbomb by Knits for Life Frog foot yarnbomb, 2013. Amphitheater at Central Lagoon, Foster City, CA. Frog Foot Yarnbomb Chain link padlock yarnbomb. On a bike rack on Gilman St, Palo Alto, California, 2013 Chain & Padlock Yarnbomb Chain & Padlock Yarnbomb Chain & Padlock Yarnbomb Etch A Sketch, 2013. A collaboration with Marcy Kraft and Jill Watt. Community Center in Clairemont, California. Etch-A-Sketch Yarn Bomb Downtown San Mateo, California, 2013 A collaboration with Jill Watt for the Downtown San Mateo Association Map of locations: http://goo.gl/maps/ph0rY Bike Rack Yarn BombLollipop Parking Sign Yarn Bomb Monster Feet Mailbox Yarn Bomb Monster Feet Mailbox Yarn Bomb CRW_5462 Chicken Feet Meter Yarn Bomb Monster Feet Mailbox Yarn Bomb Bike Rack Meter Yarn Bomb Bike Rack Meter Yarn Bomb Bike Rack Meter Yarn Bomb Bike Rack Meter Yarn Bomb Bike Rack Yarn Bomb Downtown San Mateo, California, 2013 Yarn bombed pay phone Yarn bombed pay phone Yarn bombed pay phoneYarn bombed pay phoneYarn bombed pay phoneYarn bombed pay phone Pont des Arts, Paris, Valentine’s Day 2013 Yarn bomb padlock in Paris Teacup cafe, Manchester, England, 2013 Yarnbomb at Teacup Manchester Seal Point Park, San Mateo, California, 2013 fence yarn bombed with string art fence yarn bombed with string art fence yarn bombed with string art fence yarn bombed with string art Downtown San Mateo, California, Christmas 2012 yarn bombed mailbox christmas elf yarn bombed mailbox christmas elf yarn bombed mailbox christmas elf

 

20 responses to “Yarnbombing

  1. love this! saw the cute blue feet downtown on Friday night.
    and one more in front of yogurtouille! :)

    headed there today, and hope i see more! this is awesome

  2. Walking around downtown San Mateo is like a treasure hunt thanks to you all. Great for bringing smiles to our faces. Thanks!

  3. I just realized you made little people riding the bicycle-parking meter bombs.Oh My Gosh they are SO funny! Especially the one wearing a helmet. hehehehe.

  4. Thank you so much for what you do! My husband and is just must .5 miles from downtown San Mateo and we have LOVED seeing your gorgeous yarn work all around town! I ran into your squid tree today while walking home and it brought the biggest smile to my face! I love your mission and am so
    impressed by your work!

  5. I live in San Mateo, and I see your work all over, but never had any idea it was the work of one person. It always makes me smile! Thank you for brightening San Mateo with your art!

  6. Your work is so inspiring!!! Keep up the fantastic work. Wish I lived in Cali to see it in person!
    - Love an aspiring yarnbomber :)

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