Granny Squared at CAFAM

Knitting street artists transform the façade of a downtown LA museum with globally sourced crocheted squares

The giant office buildings and imposing Los Angeles County Museum of Art dotting LA’s extensive Wilshire Boulevard make the quaint Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) look like a little dollhouse. This architectural quality inspired the guerrilla knitting group Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA) to create Granny Squared, a worldwide project devoted to crocheting colorful squares that, when stitched together, would cover the entire façade …

Social Fabric

Seven artists turn fabric into a tactile discussion of culture, commerce and war

Currently showing at Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) of Los Angeles, “Social Fabric” presents the work of seven artists across installations, performances, workshops and collaborative projects made primarily from cloth. Curated by Anuradha Vikram of the Worth Ryder Gallery in Berkeley, the exhibit showcases the work of Stephanie Syjuco, Drew Cameron, Allison Smith, Bean Gilsdorf, Rachel Bernstein, Donna Huanca and Carole Frances Lung (AKA …