What is it? Here are some definitions!
Verb: As an art form, to implement yarn into clothing (i.e clothing featuring yarn appliques, namely, dresses, socks, tops, bottoms, scarves, footwear, hats, caps, jackets, and coats)
Noun: A person that expresses themselves through yarn.
Adjective: Something made of yarn that is appealing
That’s so yarn punk.
Here’s an example of the clothing!
So what does this mean?
In this subculture, there is an emphasis on creativity, community, and mindset.
Creativity – Yarn Punk can be portrayed in many different forms, but yarn is the staple ingredient! Find your self-expression through fiber; this can be created through crochet, knitting, and all other fiber arts. This is NOT limited to any sort of style, color scheme, medium, etc.
Community – Yarn Punk strives to be a community that does not discriminate against any types of persons. All races, sex, ages, and marginalized groups are welcome in this community. We are here to celebrate the differences of others through the shared love of yarn.
Mindset – Yarn Punk is meant to be an extension of who you are, whatever that may look like. Serving as a catalyst for individualism, this self-identity allows the confidence of going against the norm.
We will not shy away from political and humanitarian rights that discriminate towards any group of people. We ask that everyone that is affiliated with this brand be open and actively trying to better themselves. To read more specific statements on causes, click below:
Now it’s up to you to find out what your style of yarn punk looks like!
All goth with a hint of rainbow? Kawaii metal? Boho with a touch of modern? Finding your version of yarn punk is an exciting and continuous path – enjoy every moment of it with your yarn!
Signed a fellow Yarn Punk,
Vincent from Knot Bad.