A new art form called "Yarn Bombing" or "Knit Graffiti" is a new and creative trend on the art scene. Magda Sayeg, founder of "Knitta Please", is a Austin, Texas based artist who uses the craft of knitting to express her creativity in urban areas, her art has transformed into a form of street art. In a way, she is able to create free publicity with her artwork just like graffiti on the exteriors of subways and bridges. When her art is strategically placed in urban areas, it creates a spark, a sense of urgency to create, accept, and to be influenced. She has covered buses, cars, trees, and streets with yarn, and she takes the traditional role of knitting to other modern levels of creativity. Yes, your great grandmother may have knitted a pair of mittens for you, but did she ever knit a tree or a bus in Mexico?
Yarn to Magda is the spray paint to graffitti artist. I assume the White House may be the next project on her list to "change." She even makes yarn Iphone covers
. Here at Junkprints, we have been caught by the knitting bug as well. We have been making scarves as tall as trees, as thick as tires, and as warm as (...), well lets just say the sun. There called "Eff Winter
" scarves, the title speaks for itself and others too, and they come in different colors like Eat Your Oatmeal, Everybody Loves The Sunshine, and Dooky Brown.