Yarnbomber’s gift to new library gets sent back

berkeley library yarnbombing streetcolor

Berkeley is the last place I would have expected a nice, tasteful, little yarnbombing to be unceremoniously rejected:

One creative contribution to the newly reopened North Branch Library was not seen by the crowds of supporters who turned up on Saturday to celebrate the library’s return to service. Local “yarnbomber” Streetcolor had made some custom knitted coverings for the new circular bike racks outside the library — but they barely saw the light of day as they were quickly removed by librarians displeased with the rogue artistic action. … [full story at Berkeleyside]

From Streetcolor’s blog post about the “disaster”:

… I was so startled. No one has ever yelled at me for making them a yarnbomb. Even policemen have always been very nice. …


Photo by Streetcolor