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Although I think there is a place for simply decorative items and for purely useful ones, I am always trying to kill those two birds with one stone. And that brings me to to the question of yarn bombing.
I wonder, what do you think about yarn bombing? In the TED talk below, Magda Sayeg describes how she invented the yarn bombing phenomena that has swept the world.
I love the way she “did something interesting with knitting that had never been done before” and her message that everyone can create with their own hands but I’m a bit torn between thinking it’s a fun way to surprise and delight and thinking it takes a LOT of yarn. I think in my ideal world yarn bombs would be temporary installations and then get unravelled and given to amazing people like Maria and her friends to make into useful things like sweaters for people who need them…I notice that the next recommended TED Talk is called How I learned to stop worrying and love useless art. Perhaps I should watch that…