We love yarn-bombing! This softer alternative to street graffiti has really taken off over the last few years, seeing crocheters and crafters show their creativity out in the community and helping to break down stereotypes about our favourite craft. So when we heard that yarn-bomber superstar London Kaye was teaming up with the legendary Lion Brand yarn, we wanted to find out more!
London Kaye is a Brooklyn based crochet artist, fashion designer and reality TV star, whose playful street art has gained worldwide acclaim. Her artwork has featured in publications from Elle to the New York Times, and she has collaborated with many big names such as the Gap and Starbucks. She has now teamed up with Lion Brand to produce the ‘Crochet Outside the Lines’ range, which features not only a new range of hooks and yarns, but also a collection of kits to inspire people to try out yarn-bombing for themselves. London Kaye sums up her art by saying, “My message is that joy, beauty, and happiness can be found anywhere we’re willing to look.”
The kits each come with 5 balls of London Kaye® LKYC Yarn, as well as an inspiration booklet containing 3 projects to get you hooking up a storm. There are a total of 11 kits which are based around a theme with corresponding colours, such as rainbows, Americana, watercolours and a starry night theme. Kaye’s yarn is super-bulky, which is great for yarn-bombing as bigger is better! You can see the whole collection here – www.lionbrand.com/londonkaye
The good people at Lion Brand have given us one of each of the London Kaye theme packs to give away! Seeing as that’s 11 different prizes, we want as many of you to get involved as possible. Check out the different ways that you can bag yourself a kit below!
Show us your yarn-bombing on Facebook and Instagram!
We want to see your favourite yarn-bombing pics. Whether it’s something you made yourself, or just something cool that you spotted while out and about, we’d love to see it! Just let us know where and when you saw it if it’s not your work. And remember, yarn-bombing doesn’t have to be on the street, we want to see it even if it’s a piece of crochet you made to decorate your home. To enter just share your picture with us and make sure to use the hashtag #SCyarnbombers and tag us in it by including @simplycrochetmag in the post.
3 entries from Facebook and 3 entries from Instagram will be picked at random to win a London Kaye kit each.
Enter our Prize Draw
As the London Kaye kits are aimed at encouraging people into yarn-bombing, we wanted to give you a chance of trying it out even if you’ve never even seen any yarn-bombing before. So, as well as our Facebook and Instagram competitions, we are also having a prize draw where 6 entrants will be picked at random to win a kit each! All you have to do is fill in our entry form here to be in with a chance of winning
Both the competitions close at 11.55pm on Sunday 5th August! Open to UK residents only and for full terms and conditions click here. The Kit themes that the winners receive will be allocated at random.
After you enter this giveaway we will send you our monthly newsletter, which you can easily unsubscribe from. You’ll also be given the chance to opt-in to receive offers and news from both Simply Crochet and Lion Brand.”