Political Yarn Art

[one_half]Anna, from Lille, France, recreates news events by knitting dolls and posting images on a blog, which is called Delit Maille (in English, Criminal Stitch) in honour of the Daily Mail. Taking a personal perspective of notable stories, this one shows French President Nicolas Sarkozy wooing German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a beach, to represent Read More

Yarn bombing art.

[one_half]Magda Sayeg is the first to admit that she herself rarely hand-knits. “That’s the irony of it all—I’m still not good at knitting,” she said. Ms. Sayeg is known for “yarn bombing,” or covering mundane objects—street signs, stairs, gates, pipes—with colorful knit and crochet work. She buys vintage afghans from thrift shops, uses automated, circular Read More