Yarnbombing. Guerilla knitting.
These words might ring some bells as it’s been out and about everywhere. It’s a phenomenon happening all over the globe and it makes the world/cities colorful and softer (is my humble opinion ).
It does bring a smile on your face when you walk somewhere and discover that things like streetlights, stairs etc. are wrapped up in snugly colorful knits.
The people knitting/crocheting all these bits and pieces are either individuals or groups. Anyone who likes to help out can join. In a way, it does bring people together too as it’s a pretty social scene.
I’ll admit it, I’m also one of those people. I’m always attracted to ‘street/urban art’ and I think this can ‘qualify’ as such. It’s a mixture of trying to pimp up/add an extra to the streets and be a ‘disobedient’ citizen in a way as this form of tagging is somewhat illegal.
My knitting and crocheting are still at a beginner’s level but I like that these ‘old fashioned’ crafts are still being used and being re-invented in fashion and design and out on the street in your own neighborhood or desolate places.
I’m adding my knitted bits here in my town and might add to other cities. Should you stumble upon knitted pieces on the street and feel inspired, start knitting too and add your pieces to your own city. That’s how easy it is.
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