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Have you seen the poles and other objects decorated by knitting? It is known as “yarn bombing”, as well as yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting and graffiti knitting. It is a form of street art, practitioners using either knitting or crochet (which is faster) to create yarn installations referred to as yarn bombs or yarnstorms.
Magda Sayeg is a pioneer of the popular crafty street art known as yarn bombing, a combination of knitting and crochet as removable urban graffiti.
Diseño moda urbana Yarn bombing, there’s just no stopping it! This expressive and crafty form of street art is literally covering the nation. Yarn-bombing artists everywhere work to wrap mundane objects like street signs, buses, stairs, and poles with colorful patterns and knitted stripes that brighten up the world.
YARN BOMBING A BUS IN MEXICO CITY Artwork by Magda Sayeg (Photograph by Cesar Ortega) In this crocheted masterpiece, artist Maga Sayeg yarn bombs an entire bus in Mexico City. Considered to be the mother of yarn bombing, Magda did her first solo exhibit in Rome at La Museo des Esposizione in [...]
YARN BOMBING - Yarn bombing (or yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting) is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber on different displays, such as hydrants, lampposts, mailboxes, bicycles, cars, trees or any other ordinary urban objects.
Magda Sayeg, aka the Mother of Yarn Bombing, has completely knitted and crocheted over an entire bus in Mexico City
Le street art selon Magda Sayeg Originaire du Texas, cette artiste réveille et anime le mobilier urbain grâce à son tricot et son gang de tricoteuse, les « Knitta please ». Ce collectif a instauré l’art du knit graffiti (aussi appelé Yarn Bombing), qui habille poteaux, statues et bâtiments avec des empiècements de tricot.
Magda Sayeg, aka the Mother of Yarn Bombing, has completely knitted and crocheted over an entire bus in Mexico City. Magda is quite famous in the yarn bombing community and has worked on commissions from companies around the world, including yarn bombs for Absolut Vodka, Mini Cooper, and Smart Car.