Only One Purpose For Crocheting?By A Guest Writer – 10 Comments
A Guest Post by Jolanta Gustafsson.
Traditionally we knit or crochet things for our everyday use. It can be things to wear, or it can be something for our home. However, there is a new trend in knitting/crochet that has a totally different aim. And that is to cheer up public places by displaying knitted/crocheted fabrics or motifs usually around trees or lamp-posts.
The trend has many names: yarnbombing, yarnstorming, graffiti knitting, or knit graffiti, to mention a few. As some of the names indicate, this trend is a combination of knitting/crochet and graffiti. But since knitted/crocheted displays do not harm or destroy the environment, knit graffiti is usually more welcome.
During the last 7-8 years, knit graffiti became more and more popular and there are lots of knit graffiti projects being run. One of them is Knit’n’Tag in Finland. The World Design Capital this year is Helsinki, and Knit’n’Tag is a part of the official WDC program. It is a family-friendly event where everyone could decorate trees with knitwear in the Old Church Park in the center of Helsinki. The event took place on August 25 and the yarn installations will be in the park until September 27.
Last week I took a walk in the park and I must say that all these colorful knitwears created a really joyful atmosphere. Here are some photos for Crochet Spot visitors to enjoy:
Jolanta is a teacher, a knitter, a crocheter, and an eager Crochet Spot visitor from Finland.