Yarn Bombing 2023

We invite you to join us again in June 2023 for a movement that will build awareness about deafblindness on a global scale.

Last year, over 20 countries participated in DbI’s first yarn bombing initiative, leaving colourful, tactile displays on trees, built landscapes, houses and community spaces around the world!

Yarn bombing, which is sometimes known as ‘knitfiti’, is 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 to yarn bomb objects in as many cities and countries as possible in June, 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?

In 2022, yarn bombing raised awareness about deafblindness worldwide through media coverage, social media promotion, and by captivating bystanders in participating countries, cities, and regions.

We aim to build on the success of last year’s initiative, and build a larger yarn bombing movement in 2023! Increasing awareness and knowledge of deafblindness as a unique disability and to influence for appropriate services for people who are deafblind around the world.

Let’s connect through this exciting, fun, and creative largescale tactile art project.

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.



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 2023 Guide


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.