Urban Knitting or Yarn Bombing

Urban knitting, also known as “guerrilla knitting” or “yarn bombing,” is an estrogen-laced form of street art and it’s happening all over the world.

It all started back in 2005, when Magda Sayeg began leaving her knitted mark throughout Austin, Texas. Now, it’s being done by creative individuals and organized groups all over the planet.

There are some who complain (aren’t there always?) that it’s no better—or any more legal—than regular graffiti. I know I am not alone in wholeheartedly disagreeing! In fact, I believe we need more quality street art.

Here’s a cool video about some British guerrilla knitters:


And, here are some examples of urban knitting around the world:

What is Urban Knitting (or Yard Bombing)? | TheWanderingHousewife.com
What is Urban Knitting (or Yard Bombing)? | TheWanderingHousewife.com

What the Heck is "Urban Knitting???" | by TheWanderingHousewife.com

LONDON (Source: TrendHunter.com)

What the Heck is "Urban Knitting???" | by TheWanderingHousewife.com

BEIJING (Source: Knithacker.com)

What is Urban Knitting (or Yard Bombing)? | TheWanderingHousewife.com

What the Heck is "Urban Knitting???" | by TheWanderingHousewife.com

What the Heck is "Urban Knitting???" | by TheWanderingHousewife.com

(Source: Examiner.com)

What is Urban Knitting (or Yard Bombing)? | TheWanderingHousewife.com

What the Heck is "Urban Knitting???" | by TheWanderingHousewife.com

(Source: Examiner.com)


 

2018-08-28T05:28:52+00:00September 29th, 2014|Categories: Tips + Culture|0 Comments

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A recovered surburbanite, mom of two and partner of one who found herself while wandering the world. Currently based in San Diego—heading to Panamá in 2020.

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