Urban knitting

Right. Meanwhile it’s damned cold out there. But this has nothing to do with the knitted stuff in the streets or on items in the streets and in the public area. The colorful knits are a kind of street art, not winter clothes for street lamps.

Urban knitting, yarn bombing, guerilla knitting, radical stitching or knitted graffiti are the names of this art that has its origin in the US and was also quickly spread over Spain and England. Since 2010 the colorful wool decorations have become more and more famous in the German speaking area.

On the one hand the knitted artworks make public spaces more beautiful, but on the other hand another purpose is the transmission of messages. Originally these messages were strongly anchored to feminist topics. The elements get installed in and on public items or cover them completely up. Huge benefit: no damage to property.