Monday, April 18, 2011

Yarn Bombing

Have you ever heard of this?  I hadn't, but what a positive, neat idea!

Here's what Wikipedia had to say about it:


Yarn bombingyarnbombinggraffiti knittingguerrilla knitting, or yarnstorming is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide.[1]
While other forms of graffiti may be expressivedecorativeterritorialsocio-political commentaryadvertising or vandalism, yarn bombing is almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.
And here are pictures of some of the more impressive 'yarn bombs'.






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