Friday, February 06, 2009

frivolous friday - yarn bombing

Ever heard of yarn bombing? Apparently it's making public art (a polite way of saying graffiti) only with yarn instead of a spray can.

I discovered this when I visited Jan's blog (from Oklahoma) today and saw this:



She linked here, which is the blog of two yarn artists from Vancouver -- my neck of the woods. The creators of this Yarnbombing blog -- Leanne and Mandy -- have a book coming out in September called Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti.

Indeed. Knitters unite! Let's put those spray can taggers out of business!!

To really get inspired, check out carolhummel.com for a very cool slide show of various yarn art projects.

I'm beginning to see the naked trees around here with new eyes too. I have spare wool - and needles. Imagine all the neighborhood tress, fancied up and toasty, and the sidewalks padded with granny squares.

4 comments:

Glynis said...

I am loving this bus! What a lot of work. I hope it doesn't shrink when it rains! xx

violet said...

Ha! Shrinking in the rain - I never thought of that!

Janet said...

I guess that means you're not a shrinking Violet.

violet said...

Ha, Janet!

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