Not Your Grandmother’s Yarn Bombing Project


Crafty rebels are throwing a wrench – or rather, a hook – in how handmade art is received by the greater artistic community. To highlight the impact that DIYers are making on the art industry, members of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles are transforming the façade of the Craft & Folk Art Museum in a project they’ve dubbed Granny Squared.

Colorful granny squares are ready for yarn bombing. Photo Credit: CAFAM Granny Squared

The architectural takeover will consist of 12,000 crocheted granny squares that have been created by local and international crafters from over 50 states and 25 countries. By visually “shrinking” the building, these gutsy artists aim to challenge the emphasis placed on contemporary art over handicrafts. 

Contributing crafters also include visually impaired artists from the Braille Institute and neurotherapy patients in a Turkish village. Snap a pic and tag your photos with #GrannySquared to share the design love!

The Craft and Folk Art Museum. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Runs May 25 through July 1. Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; closed Mondays. $7 for adults; $5 for students, seniors, and veterans; free for CAFAM members; free on first Wednesday of every month.  Opening reception: May 25, 7 – 9 p.m., $12. For more info call 323-937-4230 or visit

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