Photo credit: Dan Toulgoet, Vancouver Courier
I love stories about kids who crochet, especially boys who crochet, and there is one I just have to share with you. The crafter is Nathan Coburn, a tween who I found out about recently from a news story about his yarnbombing workshops.
Who is Nathan Coburn?
Nathan, aka Knit Kid, describes himself on his blog:
“I am a young boy who likes to crochet, who lives in Vancouver, and has a passion for fiber arts.”
More specifically, he is an 11-year-old boy who loves his Vancouver home, yarn stores and the creative life. He is a ballet student, an entrepreneur who takes custom orders for crochet work and
In August of this year Nathan shared his first yarnbomb on his blog:
It’s actually his first large guerilla crochet tag; his first smaller ones are incorporates into the design at the top of the piece. He’s been yarnbombing for about two years after coming across the Yarn Bombing book in the library. You can pop over to his blog to see more of his work.
I learned about this yarnbombing work from a news article about how Coburn had received a neighborhood grant to teach yarnbombing classes in his area. He won the grant previously and used the money to teach origami, which he had learned in his Montessori school. This year it was yarnbombing. He did four sessions of yarnbombing lessons in his area; check out Week One on his blog.
What an awesome kid!