Yarn Bombing for Deafblind Awareness

Our colleagues in Deafblind International ( DBI) have announced a global yarn bombing project for their June 2021 awareness campaign. Yarn bombing  is an exciting, fun, and creative way to engage members of the deafblind community in a large scale tactile art project 

Each installation around the world will be constructed by people who are deafblind, their families and loved ones, advocates, support staff/ Interpreter-guides/ Deafblind interpretation services/ Support Service Programs/ Intervenors/ and others in the field. 

Each knit or crochet square will be attached to cover a designated community space or object. This symbolizes the coming together of people in the field of deafblindnessThe goal of the project is to increase awareness and knowledge of deafblindness as a unique disability and to influence appropriate services for people who are deafblind around the world. 

What is yarn bombing? 

Yarn bombing (sometimes known as ‘knitfiti’) is a form of street art where yarn that is knit, crochet, or wrapped, adorns an object in a public space. It is thought to have originated in the United States in 2005. 

By coming together in June 2021 to yarn bomb objects in as many cities and countries as possible, DBI strives to foster connections and unite a community with individuals, service and advocacy groups in the field, DbI members and partners, and the wider global public. 

Regardless of whether your country, region, or organization celebrates deafblind awareness as a month, a week, or day, these combined efforts will help to create a stronger and united voice for people who are deafblind. 

Link to Deafblind International Yarn Bombing page

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