Let’s yarn bomb!

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Yarn Bombing is a movement that started several years ago in many countries in the world, but it’s getting really popular lately.

And although it has been given many names like guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting, they all refer and point to the same goal: to dress the city with woven wool, crochet or knitting needles.

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In fact, we bombed a street ourselves a couple of years ago, for the opening of a new store in Santiago. Frankly, it was spectacular! People were not used to see something like this, and they were all happy that we colored that boring financial area. But this is just an example of how massive it is becoming, because now we can find this type of wool graffiti in many more places emerging overnight, like these great installations.

It’s so pretty, right? I love the idea of this type of art, that doesn’t pollute at all and is easy to remove if needed, without smudging or using toxic chemicals. For me, it sounds so eco-friendly fun that I might even start learning how to knit!

Photo credits: butterscotchtabby / patternbank pizca / lanaattack / warmnfuzzy / streetartutopia

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