Knitting and crocheting – anyone who thinks that these are out of style couldn’t be more wrong. Here’s a look at some of the Polish artists who have joined the world’s trend and taken the old tradition to the streets, literally. Knitting as a street art? No way you say. So let’s have a look at what it’s all about.
Over the last few years, a practice called yarn bombing – the use of knitted or crocheted cloth to modify and beautify one’s surroundings – emerged in the US and has spread worldwide. Yarn bombers have been seen targeting existing pieces of graffiti for beautification. More often than ever, residents in many cities around the world have awoken to find knitted cozies hugging tree branches, sign poles or local monuments, which gain attention anew.