Yarn bombing

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Constructing a giant playground made of crocheted yarn

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Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam spent three years crocheting the Rainbow Net, a stunning interactive installation made of nylon located at the Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park in Sapporo, Japan.

Toshiko construct each one from thousands of pieces of nylon, crochet them together into braids over the course of months and then construct them in the chosen location: “sports are good for some people, but not every child. They should use their bodies and have fun”.

The guerrilla knitting

Yarn bombingyarnbombingyarnstormingguerrilla 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, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.[1]

While other forms of graffiti may be expressivedecorativeterritorialsocio-political commentaryadvertising or vandalism, yarn bombing was initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.[2] It has since developed with groups graffiti knitting and crocheting worldwide, each with their own agendas and public graffiti knitting projects being run.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_bombing)

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Some more examples  all over the world !

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Comments
  1. Claudia=) says:

    Hello Carme:
    WOO¡¡ I think this site is incredibly amazing as it will make it inmpresionalte I am left speechless and do not know what to say ….
    porcierto all are good but I really like the little girl with balloons

  2. isaac ballano 1º A says:

    I love the way you cover all kinds of objects and things with wool.

  3. Anjana Martín says:

    I like it because is a hard work and only one person was do and is a big park.

  4. alvaro cobo 1ºB says:

    I like it because it is nice and laborious.

  5. maría lavin says:

    is incredible because only one person do this fantastic park,the park is very beautiful but not only the park,everything are fantastic

  6. Sara García says:

    This hard work done by only one person is incredible!!!

  7. yaiza quintana ruiloba 1B says:

    this is very amazin and is a hard work for one or more persons. i can´t do that.

  8. Víctor García barquín says:

    I like de works because are very clomplicated to do with rope

  9. Paola Martínez says:

    I love how one person has made a great job for some kids. I don´t think that many people over the world can do this. It would be so cool to have my room like it.

  10. Erika Carbajo says:

    i think that all this works are very dificult and i would like to lot of people know about this originals works

  11. Angel Eduardo says:

    Hi carmen
    I like this art because it is very colorful and fun for the kids but it is very difficult to do

  12. Elena Sáinz says:

    WOW!! This is really impressive!!!! The artist worked very hard!!! I would like to learn how to do it!!!! I love the cupcakes and the English telephone box…. IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!🙂

  13. Diego San Emeterio says:

    This art is the most interesting of the three ,I love the bin is very beautiful.

  14. to me this seems very interesting art and is original and different from others
    use stiking colors that attract attention of people

  15. Estela Roiz says:

    Hello Carmen!
    I would be there. I like this art because I like so many colors. Is beautiful l what they have done. Is a way to have fun.

    • Celia Prieto 1ºB says:

      Hello Carmen:

      I love this page. Because it’s very beautifull and original. I like the colours, they are very happy. I would be there¡¡¡¡
      Thanks for showing us this fantastic page

  16. Lucía Jiménez says:

    This page is amazing. I like it because the pictures are very colourfull. The colours are bright. I like bright colours because they make me happy. It`s incredible!!!

  17. Miguel Gómez 1º says:

    Wow! is incredible. How could this lady will weave it all herself? How much will be taken? I could not do. It would take a thousand years.

  18. Carmen Herrera says:

    Hello Carmen:
    I like very much this site. Because it’s very colorful and beautiful. The idea of these works of art is very original. I would like to learn more about them. My favourite photo is the playground made of crocheted yarn. I want it in my village!
    Thanks you for this amazing and interesting blog.

  19. Celia Prieto 1ºB says:

    Hello Carmen:

    I love this page. Because it’s very beautifull and original. I like the colours, they are very happy. I would be there¡¡¡¡
    Thanks for showing us this fantastic page.

  20. Hola Carmen, me parece muy interesante las cosas que se pueden hacer com unos materiales muy sencillos como hilo, lana y solo tejiendo con ganchillo o agujas.
    Se pueden decorar todo tipo de objetos dándoles otro aspecto mucho más llamativo y alegre, y para los niños muy divertido.
    Me gustaría aprender esta técnica para poder decorar mis cosas.

  21. Victor says:

    Hola Carmen, este arte es el que más me ha gustado de lo que he visto, las imágenes son muy bonitas y sobre todo el esfuerzo y el entusiasmo con el que lo han hecho dice mucho de ellos.
    Las esculturas que hacen son llamativas y es muy bonito decorar las calles con un arte tan sencillo como el que es.
    Me gustaría verlo algún día.

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