Do you know any Ukrainian girls who love to knit or crochet? They may be involved in the latest fad to find its way to the Former Soviet Union. Yarn bombing, urban knitting or graffiti knitting are the terms to describe the street art of displaying colorful crocheted creations in public places!
Now the capital city of Kyiv is covered in over 660 pounds (300 kilograms) of multicolored yarn!
Kateryna Korobko, organizer of the project, found the fad online when she happened upon a photo of a yarn decorated bus.
"At first we thought it would be so easy to knit everything. What’s the big deal with knitting things, anyway," Kateryna said. "Eventually we had a group of people who were knitting some elements of the hat, as well as another group of people who were preparing yarn for the trees. Then, other people created design elements for the cars."
Over 100 textile firms and factories were recruited for the project which took an entire year to prepare.
While it's new to Ukraine, yarn bombing has been going on for years in other locations such as Los Angeles, California.
"We started as a group of people with an affinity for fiber art," said Carol Zou, co-founder the Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Group. "We’ve been doing projects together for, coming on, three years now. And I would say that we consistently work every month and every week."
Source, Photos: Worldwide News Ukraine