Today 1-5 at the happy delusions weekly Sunday “Stitch & Bitch” we will be yarn bombing a bike to display in the window. Come by and be part of the fun. This fun BMX bike I found on the Yarn Bombing website.
OMG! Is this not the coolest thing EVER! I just came across it on this blog, Visual Culture.
Artist, Magda Sayeg covered a bus in Mexico City with yarn. She has yarn bombed all over, including Seattle in 2006. Click here to see what she did, and be sure to check the website for more of her amazing craft. I mean seriously those are a done of Afghans on the sides of that bus. Seriously crazy, and I love it mucho.
On Monday two Guerrilla Knitters from Renton went out and participated in a world wide Yarn Bombing! The goal was to knit or crochet a cozy onto sometime. These two ladies decided on the tree outside my shop. It was awesome. The tree looked great and all kinds of people came out to help and watch. I personally had 3 people tell me that seeing the tree made their day, as it did mine. About an hour in, the parks dept came by and let the bombers know they had to remove all yarn and was incredible rude about the whole thing. the two ladies were calm and decide a few picture were in- order first. “The Man” left claiming that he’d be back in an hour and everything better be cleaned up. After reviewing the consequences the artists decided this way there form of art in action and really had brought the community together to talk over the last hour. No, no they would not remove they’re contribution to the arts of downtown, instead they bounced on out of there. All day people were admiring and adding to the peace bombed yarn tree. Sadly, it was taken down by authorities at 9am the next day. But not before making the top post on grrl + dog blog spot. It’s still number one, check it out here http://www.dneese.blogspot.com, tons of yarn bombers all over the globe participated and this tree is definitely one of the best. Go there to see more photo’s, also check out http://www.madlycreative.blogspot.com to learn more. I even think it popped up on http://www.allaboutrenton.wordpress.com. So no fear my guerrilla knitters of Renton, you may have been caught, but how fun and your message will live on forever in the world wide web. Hold your sticks proud ladies!