Rainbow yarn-bombing on the Williamsburg bridge

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 23 October 2013

Here’s another spectacular example of a successful yarn-bombing incident. Thanks to the folks of HOT TEA, the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC was draped in bright stripes and saturated hues. The Minneapolis-based yarn connoisseurs just wanted to add a little color to the repetitious commute over the bridge into Manhattan. And this rainbow gate-way is just the trick!

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One woman knits 52 forms of fungi

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 7 May 2013

Leigh Martin really likes fungi. No, let me restate that: Leigh Martin loves fungi. And she also happens to be an obsessive knitter. So for her big New Year’s resolution, this nature-loving fiber artist promised to knit a new type of fungi every week and post it on her blog.

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Brutal Knitting by Tracy Widdess

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By Dunya Atay in New Trends on Friday 7 December 2012

Tracy Widdess knows has known how to knit brutally since 1999. Sci-fi and horror-inspired brightly colored hand-knitted masks are perfect for you all types of human-shaped monsters. Visit her shrine here.

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Magda Sayeg: the yarn bomber

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By Aaron Craig in New Art on Wednesday 9 May 2012

I had the privilege of listening to Magda Sayeg talk the other day at the Analogue/Digital Creative Conference on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Sayeg has made a name for herself by pioneering what has become known globally as yarn bombing. The idea behind yarn bombing is to cover an object in the public environment with knitting and crocheting. Simple enough, but no small feat when you see the scale of some of the projects she has produced. Apparently covering a bridge is next on the horizon. It’s rad to see someone out there producing street art in a different context.

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Olek’s incredible crocheted art

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By Christine Utterberg in New Art on Thursday 11 August 2011

Bikes, text messages, objects found in her apartment … there seems to be nothing that artist Olek can’t crochet.

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