The days that knitting was something for the nerdy or elderly are far behind us. Knitting has taken the streets with some true street creds! Yarn Bombing, also known as Knit Graffiti is a form of graffiti with less destructive results. The tags are colorful displays of knitted objects or collages instead of paint. Anything can be yarn bombed. Busses, benches, poles, parking meters, statues or, as the yarn bombed Banksy below shows, existing graffiti. It is said to have originated in Houston Texas in 2005 by design collective Knitta Please.
Banksy Yarn Bombed
Yarn Bombed tree with Twiggy portrait
Yarn Bombed graffiti spray 'paint' cans
Feel inspired? Read more about knitting and Yarn Bombing in some of the books for sale in the Homevoyeurs webshop. In particular this book about Knitting art. Available for $23,09 and eligible for free shipping!
Posted in Design, designers and online finds, General living and fun stuff, Products from the Homevoyeurs.com webshop
Tagged art, Banksy, books on knitting, cool knitting ideas, easy knitting, Guerilla Knitting, how to knit, Knitta, knitting, Knitting Graffiti, yarn art, Yarn Bombing
Talking of living. My bestest friend Liesbeth has elevated living to a form of art with her hubby Tycho. They moved to the top of a mountain in the south of Spain, orange ridden Andalusia to be precise, and she is now pursuing a career in knitting! (to be fair, knitting next to a fabulous career in journalism….)
Her blog is to be found here: www.movingtoandalusia.com
If you ever dream of making that big move, read this. All the valuable and must knows are there. She promissed me to share photographs of her new, and without a doubt lovely, habitat. So far I havent’s seen anything.. Have you?
Let’s stalk and beg her to share!
Me not even having a balcony to EAT an orange on am a tad bit jealous. Talking of balconies. read more about those elsewhere on this site.