Saturday, February 28, 2009

knitting as public art 3

The history of guerilla knitting
"Guerrilla knitting" has a couple of meanings in the knitting community - to some, it merely means knitting in public, while to others, it means creating public art by knitted means.

The artist brought a tree to Burning Man, wrote a pattern explaining how leaves should be knitted, and together with the citizens of Black Rock City knitted thousands of leaves. They were not bound off so each leaf could unravel in the wind.

The knitting machine

Dave Cole's "Knitting Machine” project used two excavators wielding telephone poles as needles to knit a giant American flag in the courtyard of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.


  1. WOW! Those pictures are amazing!

  2. Εντυπωσιακές πληροφορίες. Μου αρέσει που το θέμα "πλέξιμο" το ψάχνεις σε βάθος και μας δείχνεις πολλές πλευρές του! Καλό μήνα!

  3. Φανταστική η φωτογραφια του δεντρου με τα πλεκτα φυλλα, αλλα αυτη με τους γερανους που πλεκουν ειναι απιστευτη!

  4. Μπράβο!!! Απίστευτες πληροφορίες και εικόνες!!!! Καλό σου μήνα!!!!!1

  5. How wonderful. Only recently heard about Burning Man, think it's great. That leaftree project is amazing! So is the flag! Thanks for posting them.

  6. Those trees are wonderful and love the machine!

  7. Love the Burning Man tree...great idea!

  8. Γεια σου φιλεναδιτσα μου!!
    σε ακουσα στο τηλεφωνο και μου εφτιαξες το κεφι.

    Οπως παντα οι αναρτησεις σου ανοιγουν δρομους.........


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