intro’d to it here:
hosted by the dml lovelies..
Carol Zou was the participating yarn bomber..
on yarnbombing: audience is the public; the public becomes participants.
[panel: l to r – @carola_rola @elrandomhero @jasonrussell Derek Williams @mattwhoward Monica Mendoza @sangitacivics]
How yarn bombing grew into a worldwide movement
Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, Kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.
While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal in some jurisdictions, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.
While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing was initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places. It has since developed with groups graffiti knitting and crocheting worldwide, each with their own agendas and public graffiti knitting projects being run.
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 it has since spread worldwide
104 yr old street art ist yarn bombs her town (via laurie maves on fb):