Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Yarnbombing: Guerrilla Knitters in Vancouver!

From the Vancouver Sun:
Vancouver’s urban landscape has become the target of a worldwide craze that is taking knitting and crocheting out of granny’s kitchen and onto the street in the stitching version of graffiti.

From doorknob cosies to knitted tree wraps, the yarn graffiti is showing up in all sorts of public spaces — and in a soon-to-be-released book by Vancouver yarn bombers Leanne Prain and Mandy Moore.

While the term might carry some negative connotations and ‘guerrilla knitters’ may sound like a contradiction in terms, these stitch wizards mostly aim to bring smiles to the faces of passersby or to offer a gentle social or political statement.

What a beautiful and crafty way to make our streets a little prettier! I know I always smile when I see "found art" on the streets. Check out the Yarnbombing blog for more info.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love it...! What a warm way to stir up some action! I can't wait for the book. I also enjoy found art very much and I'm hoping to see more of this kind of thing on our streets.