Knitted Graffiti – Yarn Bombs

More and more we can find in our urban jungles a female movement called “yarn bombing” β€” a graffiti version that uses yarn / wool: standing sculptures and moving cars, standing lamps and moving bicycles now have a new outfit: dressing objects with a glimpse of warm, female humor some women are acting vs. a cold world. The following 6 photos below were kindly sent to my group BLOG IT. Click on the pictures to enter the various galleries of the different photographers at Flickr.com:
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2010 Wide Open Space tree
title=”2010 Wide Open Space tree” by Schonkala
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Soho Boho Tricot
title=”Soho Boho Tricot” by marineavoile
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happy new year
title=”happy new year” by blick.kontakt – fotoristin
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Knit graffiti
title=”Knit graffiti” by Queenie & the Dew
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knit-up - 25
title=”knit-up – 25″ by joy-art
6a
Untitled
title=”Untitled” by amolho4
6b
Untitled
title=”Untitled” by amolho4
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related:
http://blog.flickr.net/2013/02/06/yarn-bombsphotos-of-guerrilla-knitting/
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http://www.queenieandthedew.com/2011/10/yarn-bombing-knit-graffiti-movement.html#.URIg8qXhqlc
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http://designtaxi.com/news/355681/Colorful-Knitted-Graffiti-Art-Brightens-Up-London-Streets/
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http://spinsandneedles.com/stuff/2010/03/21/knit-graffiti-as-advertising-in-montreal/
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157629016639089/
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tank, knitted, Dresden:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/9864659/Pictures-of-the-day-12-February-2013.html?frame=2478106

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49 responses to “Knitted Graffiti – Yarn Bombs

  1. We had a quilt for a car at our Quilt Festival

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  2. Funny….can I get some? but here’s too hot.

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  3. OK, kind of like fancy graffiti. Can’t say I’m a fan but thanks for sharing FT!

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  4. I had seen a couple of the photos before and am fascinated by the whole thing…thank you for sharing your photos…Just love them. Hope you find more and can add to the photos…can’t tell you how mind boggling the idea of all that work is to me…Thank you.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA

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  5. We have a couple of these here, too. Will try to remember to take pictures next time I pass them. I think this idea is excellent! πŸ™‚
    Have a very HAPPY Sunday ! πŸ™‚

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  6. It looks very nice on the inanimate objects.

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  7. So funky and cheerful. I love to knit and it is good for stress reduction.

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  8. So funny! What a great series, Frizz!

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  9. Love it!!! SO creative and unexpected-

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  10. Lovely, I saw it in Lithuania first and I didn’t understand, thanks for explanation and beautiful shots sharing

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  11. I had seen some samples of yarn bombing during my 2011 visit to New York, Brooklyn

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  12. Never seen before, nice ideas, compliments

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    • our new table
      dear Wolfgang, “never seen before”: my wife Barbara constructed a new table with spring colors: bought some wood and colors, worked a week – and today we had our first breakfast there – related to knitting and graffiti: design is more than a sign, it changes the lifestyle, the feelings, the daily mood …

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  13. Fun yarn graffitti … I hope they use the yarn for good things, too. I’m sure there are some elderly who could use a nice lap blanket or a baby in cold weather who could use a cozy sweater. BUT … they are colorful and bright.

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  14. Amy

    Very colorful! lots of yarns to make these covers…

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  15. Wow! The bike one and the car one are amazing…

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  16. Fun and colourful! I love the gorgeous colours of your table setting even more……kudos to your wife πŸ™‚

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  17. A great way to brighten the place up and make people smile, certainly made me chuckle πŸ™‚

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  18. Shards Of DuBois

    love the last one, too funny! Hey we do that here too, at Christmas, an old lady has done about 40 of them, and they cover the trees along the streets in downtown Seattle!!! SOOO cute!

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  19. I’ve not seen anything like this before. Knittas. I like it.

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  20. A pink tank cover? There’s an oxymoron in there somewhere πŸ™‚

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  21. First time I’ve ever seen, or even heard of “yarn bombing.” Creativity seems to be infinite.

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  23. Super yarn bombs!

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  24. Hey, I’m in great company, Frizz πŸ™‚ Love your post! Wonderful to spread a few smiles πŸ™‚

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  26. They yarn bombed a tank ??? lol

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  27. Reblogged this on Nomad Sprogg and commented:
    Stunning examples of women’s textile sculpture and peace activism! Thank you Frizztext for sending me the link.

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