Yarn Bombing

According to Wikipedia yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.

I came across a local example over the week-end in Worthing, on a quiet side street.  A small, neglected piece of land next to the road had been transformed with planting, grafitti, yarn bombing and a bench to sit down and enjoy.

Apparently this neglected patch of ground was given by the local council a few months ago to Storm Ministries, a registered charity and voluntary group working with children and young people.

knitted bird hanging in the tree

tree with woolly jumper

dangly knitted fruits

Colourful knitted flowers decorating the bench

Its a colourful, tranquil little haven in the centre of town and because it has been created with positive intent, fun and creativity, this energy can be felt as you wander around the little patch of garden or sit on the bench in contemplation.  Its in Union Place in Worthing so do check it out if you're ever in the area....


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