Sunday, 18 September 2011

Knit the City

Knit the City, are a group of "graffiti knitting" artists founded in London, England in 2009. The collective distinguished themselves by being one of the first to go beyond the simple 'cosies' of early graffiti knitting, handmaking knitted and crochet creatures and objects to add to public areas, sculptures or structures, creating fibre art installations that were influenced by their surroundings.

The street art has been called "knit graffiti" and yarn bombing or "yarnstorming". Their mission is to "to guerilla knit the city of London, and beyond that the world, and bring the art of the sneaky stitch to a world without wool".

Knit the City was founded by Deadly Knitshade in February 2009 with six members. The 'Yarn Corps' grew to seven members with the addition of The Fastener in late 2009. In October 2010 two members left the group and one became inactive, leaving the group with four active members.

The group have continued to graffiti knit as a foursome of Deadly Knitshade, The Fastener, Shorn-a the Dead and Lady Loop.