Yarn Bombing Los Angeles covered the Craft and Folk Art Museum with 7,500 hand crocheted granny squares for the CAFAM Granny Squared project in 2013


Over the course of three days, attendees of Dwell on Design L.A. will be able to observe the knit graffiti collaborative Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA)—including Julie Kornblum, David Orozco, Judy Richards, Darlyn Susan Yee, and head “poncho” Carol Zou—as they create colorful, site-specific knitted, woven, and crocheted art installations.

Artist-in-residence YBLA will present “Temporary Residence,” a participatory art installation, raising awareness for San Fernando-based Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. Participants will have the opportunity to sew together a blanket made of excess granny squares from the CAFAM Granny Squared project. Each completed granny square blanket will be added to a yurt structure, setting up a colorful and ephemeral “Temporary Residence.”

Zhou and company will also host workshops throughout the weekend with special takeaways for Dwell on Design visitors.

YBLA created the (above) Yarn-o-polis public art installation at the historic Grand Central Market food hall Downtown, in collaboration with over 80 knitters and crocheters.

Originally submitted by Brandi Andres

*All images courtesy of Martha Benedict