Loops and Groups Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, the First Five Years


On view: November 21, 2015 - February 5, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 12, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA) is a group of guerrilla knitters who have been collaborating on public art installations and performances projects since 2010. This exhibition showcases and brings together 5 years’ worth of projects from across the Los Angeles area.

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 Core Members: Julie Kornblum, Arzu Arda Kosar, David Orozco, Judy Richards, Darlyn Susan Yee, Carol Zou



4963705_origSaturday, November 21, 2015, 12:00 4:00p.m.

Community Yarn Bombing of Brand Park

See flyer for important details. Supply your own materials. Refreshments in the gallery. Read More>



YarnThursday, January 14, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Talk: Not Your Mother’s Knitting! with award winning textile artist Julie Kornblum

Coreember Julie Kornblum will present a talk about the yarn bombing phenomenon and will showcase some of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles' projects. Kornblum is a Core Member of YBLA, a collective of fiber artists who work with museums, city governments and alternative art spaces to create thought provoking public art installations using fabric and textiles. Each Yarn Bombing Los Angeles site specific project is a tactile and accessible experience that blends and bends notions about public art, street art, fiber art, social practice, craft and high art. The projects are also as political as they are whimsical and are definitely Not Your Mother’s Knitting!

YarnCrochetSaturday, January 30, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Hands-on Workshop with David Orozco

Join us for this hands-on workshop with fiber artist and core Yarn Bombing Los Angeles member David Orozco!

David will introduce hyperbolic crochet. Hyperbolic crochet applies mathematical principles to crochet patterns to create wonderful organic shapes. And you don’t have to do any arithmetic! Beginners welcome. Materials provided.


Hear the exotic lounge sounds of the Tikiyaki Orchestra on Friday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.   Read More>
Hear the exotic lounge sounds of the Tikiyaki Orchestra on Friday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.   Read More>

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