Saturday, November 13, 2010


Apparently so!
For more information please see below:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, graffiti knitting, guerrilla 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 expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing is almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.[1] Dave Cole is a contemporary sculpture artist who practiced knitting as graffiti for a large-scale public art installation in Melbourne Australia for the Big West Arts Festival in 2009. The work was vandalized the night of its completion.[2] The movement has been said to be "changing the face of craft" as stitchers are more and more frequently being viewed as fibre artists.[3]
So, go forth my friends and make a corner of the world more colorful!


ooglebloops said...

I did this once a year or so ago- on a downed tree along the old road by our property. It is still there, and I can tell you that polyester blend yarn is NOT eco friendly - It has not faded or disintegrated!!!

And, happy b;day - Andrea Bocceli in Italy sounds good to me!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, a kindred spirit! I love it! Will you do it again? I hope? And thanks for the birthday wishes. It was pretty cool to be 66:)

Anonymous said...

For an art final I had art students to my studio and several times. We did tree wraps. My garden looked great! We had studied Christos outdoor installations. I like watching how the fabric changed. dee