Grand Rapids, Michigan for ArtPrize!

   
 

Spreading streetspun love in Green Bay and Chicago! 

   
    
   

More summertime yarnbombing in Toledo 

   
    
   

Dropping off a little streetspun love in Ann Arbor.           

   
    
    
 

Road trip to Grand Rapids Michigan.

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Love Wall redo!

July art walk in Toledo! Replacing the yarnbomb. At The Love Wall! TOLEDOLOVESLOVE

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SSYB bike rack at Toledo Farmers Market

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Summit St.

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Bike Rack!

Cute little bike rack on St. Clair.

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Sunny day in the warehouse district

A sunny Monday with the day off of work!!!! Yarnbombing and a yummy lunch at Grumpy’s is a great way to spend the afternoon.

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Library yarnbombing

Now, finally all ten bike racks at the library are yarnbombed.

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St. Clair Village Clock

I’ve had my eye on this for a while!

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St. Clair yarnbomb replacing

St. Clair Street yarnbomb replacement mission has begun.

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Springtime at the Love Wall

New yb for the love wall.

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A birthday bomb for Eikost

Teamwork got this bomb to the right place at the right time thanks to DJ Augustine!

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A yarnbomb story.

So back in 2011 a few months after I started yarnbombing, I was on St. Clair Street bombin the parking meters in The Warehouse District of Toledo. This particular day that I am referring to was the first day that I put up several yarnbombs at once that were fairly close together. As I was attaching the yarn to the parking meters a female with the most bubbly and happy personality stopped to tell me how much she enjoys seeing the yarnbombs around town and how happy they make her and that her friend had a parking meter in her studio. She was walking back to her car and I was getting back to yarnbombing.

As that was my first run in with someone who was actually noticing the colorful yarn that was starting to pop up around town I had the sudden idea to offer her one of my yarnbombs for her friends parking meter in the studio. I did not ever see the yarnbomb. I have wondered about it from time to time but that was that and I could only hope that it was hanging somewhere. I have since moved to the downtown area and have met several awesome people and my yarnbombing has evolved tremendously.

THEN, Saturday March 30, 2013….. We were at the Jupmode Funhouse open house when in just some regular conversation with Maureen Brogan (one of those awesome people that I was referring to meeting) said to me “one time before I knew you I came across you yarnbombing and told you my friend had a parking meter and you gave me a yarnbomb!” WHHAAAAT?!?!? I immediately freaked out with excitement! I thought I would always wonder what happened to that yarnbomb and well, here it is!

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Attached to the parking meter in Maureen’s friends studio! This is what we call a rainbow connection. Even before we knew rainbow connections even existed!

As Vivian Jaffe would say, I think this case is closed! TOLEDOLOVESLOVE!

Blue yarnbombs for the kids!

Let’s make lots of blue yarnbombs for the kids of Lucas County! Child abuse is preventable. Wear blue on April 10! Wherever you are – work, school or play – wear blue!

Lucas County Children Services and The Toledo Free Press has asked for BLUE YARNBOMBS to let everyone know that we are standing up against child abuse! This is where I am asking anyone who can knit or crochet to join us! Any and all yarnbombers from around the world, we would love to have a yarnbomb from you to show that the world is standing up against child abuse and domestic violence. It’s a small gesture that can make a big impact! Lets show our love, It will bring tons of smiles to tons of faces.

The yarnbombs will be in front of the LCCS building at 705 Adams Street across from the courthouse. They will be up from April 10-19. I am then going to try to find a permanent location for the blue yarnbombs… a school, shelter, etc… Any shade of blue can be used and there are several dimentions. No matter how big or small of a yarnbomb you make, it can be used. You can ALWAYS find space for a yarnbomb! I can make arrangements for us receiving the yarnbombs on an individual basis.

If you would like to participate please get your blue yarn out and do it for the children! It will be like a big fuzzy blue hug! LOVE THE KIDS!

I will need to have the yarnbombs on April 1st.

You can send and/or drop off yarnbombs to The Toledo Free Press next to The Blarney on Monroe Street Mon-Fri during business hours:

Toledo Free Press
605 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43604
USA

Join us on Facebook

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What a HUGE success this was! I could not believe how many yarnbombs came from all over the world!! They stayed up through April and were given to children services, they will display the yarnbombs inside the building.

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RippeBomb BirthdayBomb

Hey, some people just want a yarnbomb for their birthday!

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Rastabomb!

This is another one installed by a Toledo traveler. Thanks to Maxwell this one is in Jamaica. This also makes the sixth country that has a Streetspun yarnbomb. World love from Toledo and SSYB!

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Yarnbombs at Black Kite Coffee & Pies

I’ve finally yarnbombed at Black Kite! Inside & out. I have had a lot of requests for this location and is my pleasure to yarnbomb. The inside yb will continue to grow!

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A little more done! It’s growing!!

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For the P’s & K’s

New yb for the P’s & K’s! With a little Toledo Love!

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SSYB in Canada!

I am pretty much freaking out about this one! It was installed by Claudia – Toledo’s favorite traveler! This is in Vancouver BC! I now have yarnbombs in five counties! SSYB!

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Streetspun in Seattle!

This is some TOLEDOLOVE all the way in Seattle at the famous fish throwing Pike Place Market! Thanks to Claudia, Toledo’s traveling yarnbomb installer!! Coast to coast Streetspun!!!!!

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Toledo bomb in Orlando!!!

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Love Your Library!

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SSYB in Denver

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UK yarnbomb number two!

This is two of two that were sent to the USA from Sandie in Paignton, UK. It is now hanging in the warehouse district in Toledo and looks absolutely beautiful.

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St. Clair Replacement Bomb

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Aussie yarnbomb

This is another Yarnbomb swap with Claire in Australia – A Brunswick Bomber. She put it in a great spot! SSYB AUSSIE BOMB! TOLEDOLOVE IN AUSTRALIA!

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SSYB in Nantes France

This is what yarnbombing and world love is all about… Here is a Yarnbomb that I traded with the lovely Sara Toba from Nantes France. She put it on a tree in the nursery school playground and she said

“the little ones loved it so hard, were so nice, and hugged it, and made such enchanting comments… now it’s an embassador for us to get the green light and bomb the other trees!!! the sweetest place in the village!”

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Davis Building / Pam’s Corner

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My Yarnbomb is hanging in Europe!

This is the Yarnbomb I sent to Sandie in Paignton. She put it in an excellent spot!

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International yarnbomb swap!

This is from a yarnbomb swap sent to Toledo by Sandie in Paignton, UK and is now hanging in Manos garden, a local community garden surrounded by murals from local artists.

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