Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA) is a fiber arts community that engages thousands of people online, worldwide, and locally in the Los Angeles area. YBLA currently collaborates with city governments, museums, alternative art spaces, and public spaces to create thought-provoking, community-generated public art installations.
YBLA’s work blends and reinterprets different artistic genres of street art, public art, fiber art, social practice, craft, and high art. YBLA’s mission is to create a form of community-generated, site-specific public art that is tactile and accessible, while at the same time initiating dialogue about cross-generation connections and craft history. YBLA has collaborated with diverse constituencies including: Downtown Women’s Center in Skid Row, Braille Institute of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office
From 2013-2015, I served as the “Head Poncho” of YBLA and facilitated projects such as CAFAM Granny Squared, Urban Letters, Community Threads, and Yarn-o-Polis.
For more information: yarnbombinglosangeles.com.