Urban knitting graffiti

Knitta please! Move over spray cans and markers, theres a new form of graffiti in town and its showing the softer side of tagging.

Deputy Dog posted a blog about a new trend called knitting/crocheting graffiti. Basically crafty yarn wielders are taking to the streets with their scrap yarn and creating public works of textile art.

“Knitta began in August 2005, when the soon-to-be-Knittas were discussing their frustration over unfinished knitting projects: half-knitted sweaters and balls of yarn gathering dust. That afternoon, they knit their first door handle. Then it dawned on them… a tag crew of knitters, bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of art, wrapped around everything from beer bottles on easy nights to public monuments and utility poles on more ambitious outings.”

To learn more about this trend and see videos of these renegade knitters in action, check out the website Knitta Please

I think I know a few statues around town that could use a warm fuzzy scarf!

[link via Current]

<3 seanalyn

6 Responses to “Urban knitting graffiti”

  1. 2 mechanisticmoth May 6, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Wow, I thought the statue was witty, and the sign fooled me… BUT A WHOLE TREE! Now that’s awesome.

  2. 3 Kaitlen May 12, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I’d seen pics of some of Knitta, Please’s stuff before…but never the tree! It’s amazing. WANT.

  3. 4 Tasha Salwitz December 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I wish i was this good:)

  1. 1 Urban knitting graffiti Trackback on May 6, 2009 at 7:30 pm
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