Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Yarnstorming



I love the idea of yarnstorming or sometimes called yarn bombing; if you are not familiar with the practice, it is sort of a guerrilla style knitting installation popping up in public spaces that was made famous by Magda Sayeg of Knitta Please.  Today these installations mean different things to the groups that create them but each signals us to have a deeper relationship with our day to day environment.  This beautiful installation is in the German town of Velbert, created by Ute Lennartz-Lembeck.  It took approximately 200 hours of labor and 400,000 stitches to complete the project!



Here is Ute Lennartz-Lembeck's car packed in preparation for the installation in Velbert.  Again, I'm in awe as I barely finished a scarf last Christmas!



Have you seen any great examples of this public art or participated in it?  Fill me in on the details!

--Lisa LeBlanc

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