The Chattanooga Yarn Mafia

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

Members of the Chattanooga Yarn Mafia are yarnbombers, yarn graffiti artists that have been covering parts of Chattanooga in brightly colored yarns.  They are also promoting fiber arts while having a lot of fun.  Part of the mission of this unofficial organization is to spread the joy of hand made hats and scarves through charity fiber art projects.  The Queen of Yarnbombing in Chattanooga is Red McCord.  According to McCord, to become a member in this secret organization you need to personally know someone that is already involved.  The yarn grafitti artists involved with the Chattanooga Yarn Mafia rarely announce where they will be next but you might be able to see their work on Saturday, June 18 in Coolidge Park for World Wide Knit in Public Day.


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4 Responses to “The Chattanooga Yarn Mafia”

  1. Red Says:

    I am so excited that The Chattanooga Yarn Mafia dosen’t have to hide amongst our skeins of yarn and stashes of hooks anymore. Thank you Rabbit for briniging us out in public and we are happy to have grown our family of yarnbombers.

  2. Chattanooga’s Yarnbombing Queen « Red’s Dirty Laundry Says:

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  3. Rachel Smith Says:

    Great story! I didn’t even know they existed.

  4. Lila Walker Says:

    Thank you Rabbit! I am proud to be an original member of this ‘secret organization. I guess we aren’t ‘underground’ anymore!

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