Knit The City

Guerrilla knitting. The act of politely (or maybe not so politely) adorning simple everyday public spaces with knitted goods. Knit The City has been targeting areas of London with their creations since February. I love how they put it: "No part of the city is safe from Knit the City’s woolly war on the mundane, humdrum and expected." Their inspiration comes from Knitta Please (featured in the film Handmade Nation) who have been "bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of art" in NYC since 2005. Signposts, beer bottles, monuments, even telephone booths, nothing is safe from a yarn bombing! These women, at home or abroad are seriously cool.

What I love about Knit The City is how beautiful their pieces are. These photos are from their most recent project the Oranges and Lemons Odyssey. As if London wasn't pretty enough!

The lesson? You can be both subversive and gorgeous.



Knit the City said...

What a lovely thing to say. Thanks very much. :)


Knit the City x

second storie said...

We speak the truth. Those lemons and oranges are perfection! We're looking forward to your next adventure!