Graffiti Knitting

When I go on the road with the Archibull Prize art judge I meet lots of bright young minds, see lots of creative talent and learn new things

This week its Yarn Bombing that has caught my eye .

Now I had seen some magnificent examples in the past like this one at the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Yarn bombing Caravan Sydney Royal Easter Show

I just didn’t know it was called Yarn Bombing aka yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting.

This year the concept of Yarn Bombing has inspired the students doing wool as their food or fibre industry.  The students are telling us that the Craft of Wool is trendy, sick, awesome, cool, insane and I especially  love this cute little graphic from De La Salle at Caringbah that takes the concept literally

Yarn Bombing Graphic

This year all the Wool cows have taken on a very modern theme and waht is super excting we have a whole new generation of young people who have learnt to knit and felt and craft and crochet with wool because of the Archibull Prize

Look at this

Gwynneville PS  (1)

Gwynneville Public School

and this

Turramurra  (2)

Turramurra High School


Caringbah High School  (51)

We even have guys who can now knit

Turramurra High School did a test run on a tree before they started on their cow and we heard a rumour when we were there that the principal has given them permission to Yarn Bomb the playground

Turramurra Yarn Bomb Tree   (32)

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