The Art of Yarn-Tagging: Taking Knitting & Crocheting to the Streets!

Yarn Hat

Think knitting and crocheting is just quilts and scarves? Think again. The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles will be on hand to show some of the amazing knit and crocheted works of art! Quilt museum staff will be hard to miss, they will be sporting these amazing knitting hats and will be ‘yarn tagging’ different areas of History Park.


What’s yarn tagging? Yarn tagging is a type of graffiti or street art that uses colorful knitted or crocheted cloth, rather than paint. Yarn tags are considered non-permanent, and unlike graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary.


The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects. Today, yarn tagging has spread across the world.

In addition to the yarn tags, the museum will have additional hands-on yarn projects for visitors. Try a knitting machine, learn to garter stitch, make a pom-pom, and learn yarn weaving. Come out to History Park on September 6 from 10am-6pm and meet the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles!

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