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Knit the City: your friendly neighbourhood graffiti knitters

Operating from a secret underground wool-lined bunker in the heart of the busy metropolis of London, Knit the City’s Yarn Corps spend most of their lives operating under assumed names and living their lives like every day people. Guerilla knitting or ‘yarnstorming’ is the art of conjuring up a piece of knitting or crochet, taking out out in the world, releasing it into the wild, and running away like a mad thing. Frustrated to see we’re not battling society’s horrors by knitting jumpers for homeless baby penguins with tuberculosis? What’s the point of what we do, dammit?!

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Talking Crochet ...Colorful Carryall Colorful Carryall Designed by Delores Spagnuolo You have a case for makeup and a case for money and credit cards. Extreme Knitting- Looped madness Loop after loop Agata Oleksiak crochets anything that enters her bubble; even people! Olek was born in Poland and graduated with a degree in Cultural Studies, she moved away from the ” industrial, close-minded Silesia,” a region in Poland, when she rediscovered her crochet abilities while in New York- where she’s been knitting art ever since. She has stated that she chose to crochet as a means to do two things at once: to watch movies and make some great art. She has been quoted saying, “Life and art are inseparable. The movies I watch while crocheting influence my work, and my work dictates the films I select.” I’d do the same to keep myself interested for the many hours of knitting to be done.

10 Crazy Yarn Bombing pictures Yarn Bombing is growing fast with groups of people joining up to cover the world in this colorful fabric. Check out these 10 crazy yarn bombing pictures to see what these knitters have been up to. There have been many iconic works of yarn bombing in the relatively small number of years since it burst onto the street art scene, but few have caught our eye like these – all of which have fallen prey to yarn bombers’ crafty ways! The knitted droid was fashioned by yarn bomber Sarah Rudder and placed in a drab section of Bellingham, Washington. The creation required a bit of geometrical math, not to mention 1,200 yards of yarn.

Graffiti Knitting Explained Graffiti knitting: the art of the sneaky stitch. I knit, I venture into the city, I yarnstorm, I take far too many photos, I run away giggling. I have been a graffiti knitter (also known as yarnstorming or yarnbombing) since 2007, but took it up in earnest in 2009 after a terrifying incident involving the London Underground, a mechanical ‘Tube Sanitiser’ and several courageous Tube Mice. I escaped with my life, my yarn and eerie knitting powers.

Michael De Feo Best known in the street art movement for his ubiquitous and iconic flower image, artist Michael De Feo has been creating illegal works on the streets for more than 20 years in more than 40 international cities including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Cabo San Lucas, Amsterdam, Paris, Venice, Buenos Aires, and Hong Kong. Although his flower is the only image he repeats in his street art, Michael has created a variety of other works in the streets. De Feo's current studio work reflects his ongoing interest in Dutch 17th century flower still life painting and Vanitas painting. Michael's studio paintings frequently incorporate geographical maps as a metaphor for painting the entire globe.

Yarn bombing Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. Method and motivation[edit] While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal in some jurisdictions, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.[1] While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing was initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.[2] It has since developed with groups graffiti knitting and crocheting worldwide, each with their own agendas and public graffiti knitting projects being run.[3] History[edit]

Flannel Receiving Blankets I'm starting to think that there is something in the water. Friends, left and right, are turning up pregnant. Thrilled with the good news, I've become a receivin'-blanket-makin' machine. No sooner am I done with one, then I am on to the next. Banksy – Jerusalem Wall « hardcore as something more beautiful Old man: „You paint the wall, you make it look beautiful.“ Me:“Thanks.“ Old man:“We don‘t want it to be beautiful, we hate this wall, go home!“

Twilight Taggers: How To Yarn Bomb I get asked all the time "How do you yarn bomb exactly?" So here's a How To guide on yarn bombing. This is just from my personal experience. Search Results Three days sweater October 30, 2011 § Super bulky yarn, a big cowl and cables = one great sweater! How to be a Guerilla Artist June 8th, 2010 How to be a Guerilla Artist (originally published in 2006) Guerilla art is a fun and insidious way of sharing your vision with the world. How to Yarn Bomb: Tips & Tricks from a Pro Have you seen trees and statues covered with brightly covered yarn in your neighborhood and wondered how it was done? Or have you seen photos of knitted or crocheted statues online and dreamed of becoming your town’s next yarn bomber? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll reveal how to yarn bomb in five steps.

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