On Yarn Bombing and Ethics

Olek, aka the bad girl of yarn bombing who doesn’t consider herself a yarn bomber, is in the middle of controversy again. Last week, she wrapped pieces in Cancun’s Underwater Museum with her signature camo-graffiti crochet in a campaign to “save our seas” supported by PangeaSeed, who, according to their website, is an international organization who collaborates with members of the …

All this with a little bit of yarn…

Yarn street works by Femoesa, who is based in The Hague. Who says that you can’t create great street art with just a little bit of yarn? Pretty clever, isn’t it? This takes fence-wrapping to a whole new level. All photos are courtesy of the artist and used with permission. To see more of Femoesa’s work see http://femoesa.com.    

A Conversation with Knit Artist Olga O’Shea

Tell me about your art. I love knitting, I love being creative with yarn. I knit with yarn that is donated to me and I cover various objects with fiber. Objects that I use are recycled and saved from the landfill. It all started with a mishap of my daughter’s bike. Thinking that bike was in the car, it was …

Spidertag at 5 Pointz Long Island

Not another nail in the wall (of fame) / New York 2013 – Spidertag “If I like it, it feels like magic. I jump for joy. And if I don’t like it, I forget about it.” Every couple of months, I’m dazzled by a new video by Madrid-based artist/sculptor Spidertag. If I’m not enthralled by him jazzing up old cabins …

Out with the Old, In with the New

I’ve never been one to make new year’s resolutions that have to do with fitness or travel. While I enjoy the idea of a new year being a transition or a time of change, I tend to spend less time thinking of what I want to CHANGE, and more of what I simply want to DO. In 2012 I spent …

Late Night Antics

Leanne Prain and Mandy Moore in Vancouver, BC

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting two film-makers, Sarah Gonzalez and John Moore who hail from Austin, Texas. They are making an ambitious documentary on the knit graffiti movement and are traveling all over the place to get footage. They interviewed Mandy (my co-author and co-conspirator in Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti) and I …