Yarnbombing is a new counterpoint in street art. Our yarnbombs transform objects with an aim to delight and inspire.
We make, install, maintain, and remove the vast majority of our work and almost always get permission to install. We have never “gotten in trouble” or been asked to remove a new yarnbomb. Our yarnbombs do not damage flora and fauna. Yarnbombing is not a waste of time.
Download hi-res images of our work from these Flickr sets or contact us. All images are approved for free cultural works (CC BY 2.0). What does that mean?
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View our portfolio here.
String art by Lorna Watt. Installed July 2014. 9th & S. Railroad Ave., San Mateo, California.
Story Time (or Literary Tubes) by Lorna Watt, Jill Watt, and Magine Slonaker. Installed May 2014. San Mateo Public Library, California.
Buttmunches by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed April 2014. San Francisco Ferry Plaza, CA. Monkey in a Banana Tree by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed March 29, 2014. Commissioned by the Turnbull Community Festival, San Mateo, CA. 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. Snakes and Worms by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed throughout 2013-14. San Mateo, C Curves by Lorna Watt. Completed October 2013. Commissioned by the Downtown San Mateo Association. Wine Walk pop-up gallery, San Mateo, CA. 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. Neon string art by Lorna Watt. Completed July 2013. On the bleachers at Fitzgerald field, Central Park, San Mateo, CA. Brunch series by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed Aug 2013. On two trees at Nini’s Coffee Shop, Burlingame, CA. “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. Machine knit yarnbomb by Lorna Watt. Completed Aug 2013. On a bike rack in front of Draeger’s supermarket, San Mateo, CA. Monster feet by Lorna and Jill Watt. Completed Sept 2013. Located at The Shop at Flywheel Press, San Mateo, CA. Contributor of 30+ squares and 10 hours to Rubics Cubes Yarnbomb organized by Marcy Kraft for the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, California. You Don’t Even Know, 2013. Clarion Alley, San Francisco, California. Preeminently Desirable, 2013. Bi Rite Market, 18th St., San Francisco, California. Park it. Foster City, California, 2013 Monster feet yarnbomb, 2013. Sam Trans bus stop on Hillsdale Ave, Foster City, CA. Frog foot yarnbomb, 2013. Amphitheater at Central Lagoon, Foster City, CA. Chain link padlock yarnbomb. On a bike rack on Gilman St, Palo Alto, California, 2013 Etch A Sketch, 2013. A collaboration with Marcy Kraft and Jill Watt. Community Center in Clairemont, California. Downtown San Mateo, California, 2013 A collaboration with Jill Watt for the Downtown San Mateo Association Map of locations: http://goo.gl/maps/ph0rY Downtown San Mateo, California, 2013 Pont des Arts, Paris, Valentine’s Day 2013 Teacup cafe, Manchester, England, 2013 Seal Point Park, San Mateo, California, 2013 Downtown San Mateo, California, Christmas 2012
I love them all!
Thank you! I’ll post more pics of what’s going up soon 🙂
Did you do the one near the shoe store in San Mateo? That one is awesome!
Hi Melanie! My sister at http://www.dappertoad.com/ and I did all the yarnbombs downtown. The city asked us to make a bunch of art for the first annual spring clean up. It was super fun! Thanks for stopping by and sharing that you saw it 🙂
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
Thanks, Kim. I’m glad you’re enjoying them! Keep looking–there are about 50 🙂
So fun!! Thanks for beautifying our world!
Thanks for your support, Kelly!
Amazing and sooo creative. They all look great and fun. I’m glad I found your blog.
Walking around downtown San Mateo is like a treasure hunt thanks to you all. Great for bringing smiles to our faces. Thanks!
Thank you Susan. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the yarnbombing. Keep your eyes peeled for more next week.
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.
Thanks, LJ! That was all Jill’s creativity right there. She’s so good at making things come alive in the details.
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!
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Thank you, Andrea. I did that with my sister, Jill, over at http://www.dappertoad.com/. We’ll be making a bunch more trees in SF this year, so stay tuned!
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!
Thanks, Suzanne! I actually do much of it with my sister, Jill aka The Dapper Toad. Glad to know you enjoy it!
Your work is so inspiring!!! Keep up the fantastic work. Wish I lived in Cali to see it in person!
– Love an aspiring yarnbomber 🙂