knit bomb

The project, which was part playful prank, part street art installation, was no joke for the ‘Souter Stormers’ knitting crew.

A textile shop owner claims that “the words 'I could tell you but I’d have to kill you’ passed the lips of the knitters several times” as they secretly prepared their plan.

“I liked seeing my work showing with everyone else and thought the town looked lovely. It’s very nice of you to take any notice of it.”


You might not know Magda Sayeg’s name, but I’m sure you’ve either seen her work or the work of those influenced by her. She was one of the first “yarn bombers”—she who creates street art except instead of using paint, she uses yarn. She knits and crochets contrasting patterns and colors all over just about anything you can think of from cars to street poles to tree trunks.

… learn more about Magda, see more pics and read her interview over at Design Milk.