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Craftivism: Yarnbombing and Other Shenanigans

created at: 03/30/2011

Craft + activism = craftivism. Speaking out through creativity. Exhibit A: yarnbombing potholes like the artist Juliana Santacruz Herrerra, who took to the streets of Paris with soft, squishy yarn. Her agenda? Highlight the deteriorating city streets.

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99 Yarn Bombed Trees

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Or check out 99 Yarn Bombed Trees by KnittaPlease (hilarious name!). This installation in Austin, Texas, just ended on the 25th of March. But the group's founder, Magda Sayeg, surely has more crafty tricks in store. Follow KnittaPlease on Twitter for updates.

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Yarn Bombing the Blue Line

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Philadelphia's yarnbombing master Ishknits brought her own brand of craftivism to three SEPTA Blue Line buses. The result? Sheer beauty.

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If you were a craftivist, where would you strike next?

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olivia on Mar 07, 2013:

This is fantastic work! Lots of love to you!


DesigningMom on Apr 04, 2011:

Can you imagine how colorful our roads would be if all cracks and pot holes were filled with yarn?


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