Documentary on yarn graffiti [video]
Sarah Gonzalez wants to share the story of yarn graffiti. The whimsical phenomenon of guerilla knitting has popped up in cities all over the world, and with the help of a crowd funding campaign, Gonzalez hopes to splash that whimsy on the big screen.
Like bingo or shuffleboard, Knitting and crocheting has traditionally been associated with older, retired Americans, specifically grandmas. However in the past decade, the onset of blogs and online communities has brought knit and crochet art into the hands of a younger medium. Just as graffiti artists would spray paint enormous murals in urban areas, a new generation of craftsman are knitting gigantic patterns over billboards, walls, statues and even buses. “If we were British, we’d all have cozies on our teapot, ” says the New York Times, “but we’re New Yorkers, so we have cozies for our parking meters.”
You can contribute to the knit flick at IndieGoGo.
Get your knit on.Posted by Annie Colbert