Photo: Yarn Bombing Hits the Loop
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|Yarn Bombing, it's like graffiti, only it's not.|
The biggest mention of this street art form we could find is in this Houston Press article. Basically, two working mothers in their early thirties decide to use their left-over scraps of knitting to decorate a boutique's door handle. They liked the experience and started "tagging" other stuff, adopting the graffiti-culture standard of forming a crew (Knitta), and taking on new identities (AKrylik and PolyCotN).
The trend caught on and soon Yarn Bombings were showing up worldwide. Is Yarn Bombing going to become a big thing in St. Louis? More after the jump.
|Photo by Amir Kurtovic|
"I don't see why somebody would spend all that time knitting and then just put the thing on a tree somewhere," Matthew Owings says, while doing a little knitting himself.
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