I just discovered that yarn bombing—also know as guerrilla knitting or knit graffiti—is a thing.
Juliana Santacruz Herrera’s 2009 Parisian Projet Nid de Poule (Pothole Project) is deceptively discreet yet surprising example of this woolly street art. She crocheted bright multicolored chains of yarn to fill cracks and potholes throughout Paris, creating an arresting contrast between the gray cityscape and the whimsical deteriorated pavement solution.
I was in Paris over the summer of 2009, and how sad am I to have missed witnessing her September yarn bombing campaign!
There is not a lot to be found on Herrera or any new projects unfortunately, but hopefully she’ll be up to something else creative soon.