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Yarn Bombing


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!

 

Knitting Art