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Yarn Bomb

Conceived in 2019 by Wheaton area Latina artists Felisa Federman and Edith Salazar, the Yarn Bomb aimed to involve Wheaton’s Spanish-speaking community to crochet decorations to string around trees, lampposts, and railings along the Wheaton Arts Parade route and around the festival. The Yarn Bomb has become an integral part of the annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival and an important creative gathering for Wheaton area women and residents of all backgrounds. The crocheting takes place throughout the year at workshops in the WAP Gallery, the Wheaton Library, the Wheaton Town Plaza, in parks, and at community events such as the Impact Silver Spring youth soccer program at the Weller Elementary School. In 2023, the Yarn Bomb was part of the WAP pyramid public art installations at the Sandy Spring Museum.

For more information and to get involved in Yarn Bomb activities visit the Yarn Bombers Facebook group. Click here or send an email to
Free Crochet Workshops - Every other month at the Wheaton Library
Beginners learn basic geometrical shapes. Advanced knitters create flowers and other designs. Materials and hooks are provided, but participants can bring their own and any acrylic yarn they may have. Participants can take home their projects to continue work at home. 
Español - Federman & Salazar
00:00 / 04:06
English - Salazar & Federman
00:00 / 04:17
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