Call it what you want, this new movement should be applauded – yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. Bringing colour and creativity into our lives (without any potentially lasting damage, like grafitti), it is a lovely idea. Prolific yarn bombing artists include New York-based Agat Olek and London-based Knit The City, amongst others.

The first International Yarnbombing Day was observed on June 11, 2011. Knit on.
Txx

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Yarn bombing
Yarn bombing
Yarn bombing
Images via Street Art Utopia

And I love this pothole-filling project by Juliana Santacruz Herrera in Paris.

Yarn potholes
Yarn potholes
Yarn potholes

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