The traditional crafts of crochet and knitting have become one of the hottest movements in modern art. We follow a few International artists and knitters as they bring yarn to the streets and into our lives in new ways. Starting in Iceland, this quirky and thought-provoking film takes us on a colourful and global journey as we discover how yarn connects us all.
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★★★½ review by dhagewood on Letterboxd
We will stitch
even if only to rip it away
with pale fingers
and clumsy scissors
We can store
stretched and worn,
in the back of the closet.
(just in case we decide
to try again, together)
★★★½ review by robbiez666 on Letterboxd
Yarn is a fun and vibrant film which makes the case for knitting and crochet to be recognised as serious art forms.
★★★★ review by Chris Campbell on Letterboxd
A colourful and interesting documentary about Yarn and people who do some amazing things with it. Jumping around the world and between different stories, it provides glimpses into how people bring their personality and creativity to the fibres that can be combined in interesting ways and to form so many more things than clothes.
★★★½ review by Lauren on Letterboxd
Interesting, with some funny moments. Though I wish they included a focus on the history of yarn and how knitting/crochet became popular again.
Also the subtitles for Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam were so off what she was actually saying made me wonder how accurate the rest of the subtitles were.
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