Yarn "Bomb"

University of Northern Colorado students in a fall semester Fiber Arts class recently introduced Greeley to yarn bombing, an increasingly popular form of street art that uses yarn to temporarily transform a public space and get people to think about their everyday environment differently.

Fibers instructor Lynn Cornelius' class worked with city of Greeley officials to identify an object to "bomb," developed a theme and spent the remainder of the semester fabricating elements of the yarn bomb.

They then installed the elements over a period of a few hours on a bus stop shelter near the central library in downtown Greeley, giving the winter streetscape a decidedly springtime look.

In addition to learning how to create the unique piece, students also gained experience with setting up collaborative art projects.