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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Yarn bombers! Oh I LOVE this! ♥

Good morning lovely friends. I just found this over at Meagan's awesome blog and felt compelled to share. What a wonderful world it could be if these were the only bombs and this kind of crime was rampant. Bring on the tactical knitters!!!!
Have a beautiful day!
Tracy♥

Madga Sayeg's Busbomb
By Bella Arnott-Hoare ArtsHub

Wednesday, November 02, 2011
As cities grow larger and more anonymous a rogue cult of Guerrilla Knittas are working to improve the intimacy of the urban landscape one stitch at a time. The movement of graffiti artists, dubbed ‘Yarn bombers’, have abandoned spray cans in favour of knitting needles and balls of wool.
Yarn bombing is a form of street art where rebellion and knitting needles come in equal measures. Depending on how you see it, yarn bombers have a slightly diffused aim from their aerosol cousins and are donating their works back to the public space. In the process they hope to brighten up the everyday greys of cityscapes, trees, signs and fences.
The operation is still considered vandalism and its tactical knitters are often forced to create their colourful sleeves for fixed objects under the cover of darkness. In the process, they use dozens of balls of wool and countless needles for what is sometimes referred to as ‘Grandma art’.

6 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

that bus is cOOl! I did some guerrilla knitting with some friends in our home town - with permission from the council though! Would love to do it in the dead of night though. One of my friend's cousin lives in a little village where someone knits a little fairy every now and again and leaves it on someone's doorstep! How nice :)

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

This is fantastic, I love seeong knitting arpund tree trunks and whatever in public spaces. The bus rocks! xox Corrine

cri-cri said...

like the bus...we did some urban knitting in Leiden ...

penny patten said...

very fun, Thanks for sharing!

505whimsygirl said...

I haven't seen any yarn bombing in my town - and there are lots of knitters here. Hmmm, maybe I should go measure the street light outside the local Starbucks.....

A whole bus -- that's amazing!!!

spaark said...

Oh I was just in Seattle and someone had knit sweaters for all the trees. I was swooning with delight. So happy to know what it is called. Julie