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Yarn Graffiti

IMG_1473 by DuncanSmith Photography
IMG_1473, a photo by DuncanSmith Photography on Flickr.
Yarn Bombing on some trees in the arboretum at UC Davis in California.
Yarn bombingguerrilla knittingurban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.

While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal in some jurisdictions, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.

Yarn bombing examples have been recorded as early as May 2004 in Den Helder, Netherlands. In the U.S., in 2005 Texas knitters used their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide with custom pieces being created by artists. 
[wiki: Yarn Bombing]







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