Monday, February 22, 2010

Bombs away.

I was having lunch at Felini's on Saturday (love that spicy tuna salad!) and the owner was telling me that her daughter has gotten really involved in Yarn Bombing. She recently yarn bombed the Woodward Park Native American sculpture.

Yarn Bombing, led by "craftivists" Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain, is the art of crochet and knit graffiti, or "covert textile street art."

It might be a subtle little fiber addition to a public statue or fixture:

Or a very big statement of fibery love:

One of my favorites appeared on this public arbor, "raining cats and dogs":

What a great way to use up old stash, especially the yucky acrylic stuff, and spread your love of fiber in a very public way. I think it's such a cool way to bring a smile to people's faces. And I would especially love to see our tree outside of Loops dressed in its own "tree sweater." But alas, Mr. Helmerich adores his trees and would probably not take kindly to his tenant "dressing" one in its own knitted outfit. But if some of our customers had the idea and took it upon themselves...well...who could blame them...?

- Shelley
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March 15, 2010 at 6:54 PM  

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