We invite you to join us in June 2021, for a movement that will build awareness on a global scale in a fun and captivating way.
In June 2020, DbI teased an announcement during the month-long social media campaign. On June 27, we shared that our awareness initiative for 2021 will be yarn bombing (sometimes known as ‘knitfiti’); a form of street art where yarn that is knit, crochet, or wrapped, adorns an object in a public space. It is thought to have originated in the United States in 2005.
By coming together in June, to yarn bomb objects in as many cities and countries as possible, we strive to foster connections and unite a community with individuals, service and advocacy groups in the field, DbI members and partners, and the wider global public.
Regardless of whether your country, region, or organization celebrates deafblind awareness as a month, a week, or day, our combined efforts will create a stronger and united voice.
Why Yarn Bombing?
Global yarn bombing for our 2021 awareness campaign is an exciting, fun, and creative way to engage members of the deafblind community in a largescale tactile art project. Each installation around the world will be constructed by people with deafblindness, their families and loved ones, advocates, Human support services/ Interpreter-guides/ Deafblind interpretation services/ Support Service Programs/ Intervenors/ Support Service Providers (SSP), and others in the field.
Each knit or crochet square will be attached to cover a designated community space or object. This symbolizes the coming together of people in the field of deafblindness. Our goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of deafblindness as a unique disability and to influence appropriate services for people who are deafblind around the world.
COVID-19 and Yarn Bombing:
Please follow the necessary procedures and precautions in your country to promote the health and safety of your broader community.Register
Thank you for registering your organization/group! This toolkit will help you invest your time in developing a strategy that is efficient, effective, and fun.Yarn Bombing 2021 Toolkit
Please note that messaging and campaign materials are provided in DbI’s official language, English. We encourage the translation of these materials as required and promote accessible, inclusive formats. Fees associated with translation are not the responsibility of DbI. You will also receive monthly reminders to guide your yarn bombing initiative.