Yarn Bombing by the Knitting Ninjas!

I created a new post over at Miaverse.com:

Yarn Bombing by the Knitting Ninjas!

Here’s a schnippet:

Urban graffiti is not a new concept, and neither is yarn art or knitting. A spin on traditional spray-painted graffiti is knitting graffiti, most recently nicknamed “yarn bombing.”

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Typically done in run-down areas of cities all over the world, an individual or groups of individuals stealthily wrap items in knitted yarn stitches. Much of the time the yarn bombing is done at night, but sometimes groups get together and cover poles, posts, signs, trees, and/or fences in broad daylight for fun or to bring awareness to the city’s cultural climate.

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Sometimes the knitting ninjas leave their mark, but many run the risk of a fine or worse depending upon the municipal rules and regs when it comes to knitting.

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Go read the rest at Miaverse.com!

2 comments on “Yarn Bombing by the Knitting Ninjas!

  1. Yarn wrap NON LIVING THINGS ONLY!

    Yarn Bombing is UNHEALTHY for trees!!

    Most yarn being used is ACRYLIC, which is PLASTIC, is NOT biodegradable & gives pests a safe cover from birds looking for food a place to hide while they bore into the tree, weakening it.

    PLEASE, Yarn wrap NON LIVING THINGS ONLY!

  2. Kim – you make an excellent point. I don’t think that the majority of these yarnbombings actually stay up on living things to the point where they would cause damage, however. I’ll have to do some research on how long historically they’ve stayed up once people have applied them, and if they stay up longer on metal, etc., items like signs and poles and do a follow-up posting.

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