Yarn Arts

Fiber crafts are practiced the world over by millions of people. Weaving requires complicated looms, but the "yarn arts" of knitting and crochet can be done with nothing but a couple of needles and some yarn. Yarn arts are enjoyed by both young and old, male and female, and they can help connect us to many different cultural traditions. They can be gifts, earn an income, and even be used to help raise social consciouness through "yarn bombing." This website will introduce you to some of the cultural background of yarn arts and help you with computer simulations for creating your own yarn patterns that can be shared virtually or even rendered physically in real yarn. Lets get started!

In 2010 Artist Agata Oleksiak created this knitted cover for the famous brass bull on Wall Street to draw attention to "those people who don't have coats and don't have any money."