Our Story: Intertwine - Yarn Bomb a Building, Engage a Community

May 2016

Jennifer Drinkwater, community art specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, explains Intertwine, a temporary public art installation to "yarn bomb" (or “knit bomb”) the facade of Design on Main in downtown Ames, Iowa. People from 14 states contributed more than 1,000 handmade squares they had knitted or crocheted to cover the building with a giant blanket – essentially fabric graffiti.

After a month on display, it will be removed from the facade, divided into smaller blankets and dry cleaned, and then donated to local shelters. Intertwine is a project created by Iowans to benefit Iowans and engage the community.