yarnbombing or knitterati. Have y’all seen this yet?! Basically, these are giant art installations created in cities all over the place. I’m not sure if they’re collaborative efforts, or if it’s just one crazy person with lots of free time on their hands, but it’s awesome. Wikipedia defines it as, “a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk.” People are yarnbombing everything from bollards to trees to bike racks. Check out some examples below. (My favorites are the trees, so bear with me.)
Okay. Here’s an even neater aspect! A knitter in Atlanta, Georgia, (Brigette Flood) has gotten together with some fellow knitters to create an art installation for the Atlanta BeltLine. A public art initiative allows selected artists to showcase their work along the newly opened paths. Brigette submitted the idea to yarn bomb a whole section of trees along a section of the BeltLine and it was approved. (via sweetpeach) Here are some images of what Brigette and her team created.
You know, Atlanta isn’t too far from me! I might have to go check this out and get up close and personal with some actual yarnbombing. Who knows, I might even start yarnbombing Columbia! Sounds fun, right? Who’s with me?!