Yarn bombing, or knit graffiti, is a type of street art that has emerged within the last few years and is currently popping up in cities all over the world.
While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.
The start of this movement has been attributed to Magda Sayeg, 37, from Houston, who says she first got the idea in 2005 when she covered the door handle of her boutique with a custom made cozy.
Their mission? Brightening the world. And by looking at these photos I can say that they’re succeeding!
More photos HERE.
That’s unbelievably cool…