Monday, July 20, 2009

Knit the City - Guerilla Knitting

Knit The City
At GraffHead we love all types of street art from wheat pasting to tags to throw ups and graffiti pieces. However, this new type of street art done so skillfully by a group of women in England has caught us by surprise. Guerilla knitting, as they refer to their street art involves taking colorful knitted fabric and wrapping it around various public objects like poles and even a phone booth.

The group started bombing various parts of London in February of 2009 and since than have yarn bombed St Paul's Cathedral, the Tate Modern, and Thames River. Here are a few pictures of their work. All images are ©Lauren O'Farrell.

Knit The City Members - Deadly Knitshade, Bluestocking Stitcher, The Purple Purler, Lady Loop, Shorn-a the Dead, Knitting Ninja
Knit The City Members - Deadly Knitshade, Bluestocking Stitcher, The Purple Purler, Lady Loop, Shorn-a the Dead, Knitting Ninja

Knit The City
Knit The City

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKPMi646rXg

Knit The City
Knit The City

Knit The City
Knit The City

Knit The City
Knit The City

Knit The City
Knit The City

Knit The City - Natural History Museum
Knit The City - Natural History Museum

Knit The City - Tate Modern Collection
Knit The City - Tate Modern Collection

For more information on the group, check out Knit the City's website and Lauren O'Farrell's website.


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