Knitted graffiti, Yarn bombing, Wild knitting…all terms for this very cool project! And all this beauty to make the world a happier and more colorful place!
Last year during my journey through Australia I bumped into this bike rack with it’s knitted cover, it immediately caught my attention. I stopped, had a close look, took a picture, smiled, and walked on.
Back then I didn’t know what it was, but this morning everything felt into place!
Via twitter I follow the Dutch magazine FLOW. It’s a great magazine, made of beautiful paper, about creativity and mindfulness. They posted this message. Roughly translated it’s about ‘knitting in the wild’. An action that started back in 2005 in America, to make people smile!
Random strangers…walking on the streets….see knitted covers on a random item (bike rack, tree branch, streetlight, time table of the bus, park bench and so on)…that random stranger realizes that the colorful cover is at a totally weird place….that persons smiles…and walks on…
So this morning I found out that the American trend of placing knitted tags has blown over to Holland. “Wild breien” is how we call it, more information you can find here http://wildbreien.nl/. More pics and a participant you can find here, a beautiful blog about knitting, she posted a blog about a statue in Sydney, Australia.
I think it’s a great cause, and I like it when people smile. As soon as I am able to go outside I will place a tag somewhere…. I guess you’ll never know for how long, maybe days, weeks, months or even years?
If you read this, and you can knit (or crochet…) please spread the word and join yourself! Be naughty, step out of your orderly live and place a tag. When it’s in Holland email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to place it on your own blog!
A couple more for inspiration (found at yarnbombing.com):