wikipedia.....knit graffiti......

January 07, 2010



"Graffiti knittingyarnbombing or yarn bombing 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 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 has since spread worldwide.[1]
While other forms of graffiti may be expressivedecorativeterritorialsocio-political commentaryadvertising or vandalism, yarn bombing is almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.[1]"
now, not that we think that this sculpture is in any way, shape or form, a "sterile or cold public place"...we LOVE this sculpture by Vermont artist extraordinaire, Jim Sardonis, and thought it would be the perfect place for some prayer flags! this sits on interstate N89 as you come into Burlington...a landmark around here for sure....


A book is being put together by Magda Sayeg I think it is temporarily titled "Knit Graffitti"....there was a callfor entries...my sister came up with the idea...I was in charge of stealth operations...figuring out how to 
make it "go"... check out more about this movement on her blog too, www.knittaporfavor.wordpress.com
this was fun...really fun...maybe I am not such a cranky knitter after all! :)  BTW, they are taking entries 
up until January 15th if anyone of you are interested!
peace...truth..hope...love....faith
always





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