We’ve Been Yarn Bombed! The Brookland Bombshells Beautify Brookland

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Brookland Bombshells’ Yarn Bombing 2/22/2014, a set on Flickr.

We have been following the Brookland Bombshells, our community yarn bombing group for a while now. In December we learned that they had big plans to create a secret yarn-bombing project for the neighborhood. Yesterday, all their hard work and months of planning culminated in an awesome “yarn bombing” on the Monroe Street bridge! It is a fantastic, huge, beautiful piece of art work!  The idea to start the Brookland Bombshells came from Leda and Annalisa  from Studio #15 on the Monroe Street Market Artswalk. We chatted with Leda as the Bombshells put up the many pieces that make up this piece of artwork that spans the bridge. “We wanted to give a Valentine for the community” she said, and explained that they originally planned to install the yarn bombing on Valentine’s day but that the weather did not cooperate. I asked about the level of effort it took to pull off the bombing and she said that about 24 people or so worked since November creating pieces that were stitched together as they neared the completion of the project. Leda explained that there is no gameplan for how long the bombing will stay up, acknowledging that there is always the risk of natural and human elements taking its toll on the project. Basically, as long as it looks good, it will stay up. I asked Leda if she has any future projects up her sleeve, and she said while she doesn’t have anything specific in mind, she would like to create a Google group of current and future Bombshellers to share ideas. If you would like to get involved email  art(at)studioecobricolage(dot)com.

8 thoughts on “We’ve Been Yarn Bombed! The Brookland Bombshells Beautify Brookland”

  1. I did not get the yarnbombing of trees, which tend to be good-looking anyway. When I encountered this miraculous transformation of the dreary Monroe St bridge yesterday, however, I almost fell off my bike in sheer glee.

    Thank you, thank you, Bombshell artisans. You totally rock.

    If you want to take on building cosies, I can think of DC candidate sites that people might pool their money to commission the yarnbombing of. What would Christo wrapping the Corcoran be compared to a funkily yarnbombed Rayburn House Office Building?

  2. What a wonder of creativity, effort, and determination! Thank you Bombshells! My vote is to bomb Brookland Hardware’s front window next.

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