Renegade Gang Of La Crosse Knitters Engage In Stealthy “Yarn Bombing” Displays Of Public Art

By Joe Astrouski | February 18, 2014


A crafty group moves through the dead of night to leave their mark on La Crosse’s public spaces… their cozy, soft, knitted marks. “Drop Stitch Murphy” and her renegade gang of fellow knitters engage in stealthy “yarn bomb” displays of public art. They anonymously drape library sculptures, city light posts and other public spaces in knitted forms.  

In fact, yarn “bombing” is an international craze. Knitters in Pittsburg attempted the biggest yarn bombing in the U.S. this summer by covering the Andy Warhol bridge. 

Joe Astrouski

Joe Astrouski

Joe Astrouski is a reporter for the “Wisconsin Life” project who travels the state, telling the stories of people and their passions. In his spare time, Joe enjoys fishing, hiking and eating his way across the Midwest with his wife, Charity.  Astrouski is a reporter, field producer and narrator for “Wisconsin...
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