Yarn bombing is more feminine. It’s like graffiti with grandma sweaters.

Street art and graffiti are usually so male dominated, said Ms. Hemmons. NY Times, 5.18.11

About

Ishknits, or Jessie Hemmons, is a yarnbomber who recently moved to Oakland, CA from Philadelphia, PA. Her work concentrates on facilitating a shift in the perception of street art, by using a typically feminine craft to inititate a dialogue on the relationship between gender and non-commissioned public art. Through her use of vibrant colors and an historically empathic medium, she encourages people to understand and utilize the ability they possess to be assertive as well as positive in their community.  Her work exemplifies that the loudest public voice does not have to be the most hostile and threatening, but can be used to encourage and elevate.

Please continue to my blog post to learn more about how I came to knit and yarnbomb

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Commissioned Work

Ishknits is consistently inspired by the creative work of artists and organizations.  She encourages individuals and organizations to consider embracing and celebrating their accomplishments through the use of knitted design.  Ishknits has a personal interest in providing innovative set design for the creative industry, such as fashion, film, and music; advertising for products or services; and temporary installation for events.

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Recent Works