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Copy of Textile Graffiti

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Textile
Graffiti

Outline
What is Textile Graffiti?
Magda Sayeg
What is textile graffiti
Craftivism
Comparison to street graffiti
Art or not?
Knitting for the community
Media
Evolution
"a variety of creative interventions in public spaces, including guerrilla crochet, invasive lace, and yarn bombing. These creative intrusions provide a colourful juxtaposition between textiles and elements of the urban landscape."
- Jacqueline Wallace
Knitta please crew
Carolina Amaral, Jessica Bester, Stephanie Hui, Rachelle Lee
Craftivism
Movements connected to:
1. feminism
2. environmentalism
3. anti-capitalism
4. anti-war
Comparison to Street Art
Permanent/damaging to property
Obnoxious, stands out
Writing/words
Art or Not?
- technically a form of vandalism, therefore illegal, not sponsored
- a fibre art form on the street, instead of in a museum
- form of artistic expression
- disregarded, nuisance, anarchy
Media
Evolution
Knitta Please has become a small business - being paid by other companies
- departure from textile graffiti's original purpose
Conclusion
References
Title Page http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sP8xJk0bS7I/TiUWC2t4puI/AAAAAAAACFM/Yqvm5WAdg-Y/s1600/IMG_1881.JPG
Slide 4: http://mikeandmollyshouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Yarn-Bombing03.jpg
http://yarnbombingdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/yarn-bombed-bike-racks.jpg
Slide 5 http://knittaporfavor.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/dsc_0128.jpg
http://www.crafts-n-more.com/wp-content/connection_images/magda-sayeg2_profile.jpg
slide 6 http://i39.tinypic.com/30wax79.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3V36eO1JcUA/TfQFSexUumI/AAAAAAABw2c/MZrEHbpitgo/s640/magda-sayeg-yarnbomb4.jpg
slide 7 http://grofty.com/wp-content/uploads/cpit-street-art-graffiti-art-pic-01.jpg
Moore, M., & Prain, L. (2009). Yarn bombing: The art of crochet and knit graffiti. Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp Press.Slide 8 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hM5Yn9OjFRE/UGBfjXWmeiI/AAAAAAAAABY/jVBL8BBVpYs/s1600/Yarn_Bombing_Bolardos_by_Teje_La_Aran%CC%83a_2.jpg
http://ifelicious.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/m_28mw_d3_tree_0328.
Slide 10 http://www.alexandarthur.com/2012/06/totally-tampons.html
Slide 12 http://www.robynlove.com/knittedmile.html
Slide 18: http://www.psfk.com/2013/02/toyota-yarn-bomber.html
Traditional Graffiti
Removable
"pretty" and "nice"
Man-made and natural fixtures
Conscious raising
Interactive
Unsuspecting locations
Textile Graffiti
Public display of artistic expression
Bright colours, patterns and designs
Activist motivations
Anonymous work
Unauthorized
- has enabled textile graffiti to become a global phenomenon

- photos preserve the work and can also be posted online

- images are shared among admirers

- textile graffiti has reached a large audience
Knitting for the Community
Stop Sign Flowers
Yarn Bomb Yukon
Interactive way to bring the community together and bring pride and awareness to public spaces
- textile graffiti is a fun and appealing form of fibre art
- there are
deeper meanings
behind the work
- it is continuing to grow in popularity
- credited as the founder of yarn bombing
- it all started with a door handle... who knew?
"a contemporary memory project that reconstitutes the past as it is a social justice–oriented movement concerned with modifying the present and shaping
the future."
- Kristen
Williams
Trouton L. (2009). Tasmanian renegade craftiim let loose in the public realm: Crochet yarn bombing and knitted graffiti. The Journal of Modern Craft Onlline. Retrieved from: http://journalofmoderncraft.com/responses/tasmanian-renegade-craftivism-let-loose-in-the-public-realm-crochet-yarn-bombing-and-knitted-graffiti
http://craftivism.net/wiki/About_craftivism
http://www.sbs.com.au/films/movie-news/744827/Making-it-Handmade-The-politics-of-craftivism
http://epherielldesigns.com/are-we-all-craftivists-without-even-realising-it
http://www.oblongleeds.org.uk/node/627
http://blogcenter.readingeagle.com/
http://www.buzzfeed.com/melismashable/the-15-coolest-car-yarn-bombs
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/devon/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8635000/8635009.stm
http://mac1.no/bilde/7000/knit-iphone
http://www.tricksyknitter.com/media/blog/yarnbombingB720.jpg
http://www.craftycrafty.tv/assets_c/2010/08/frontback-thumb-420x302-106936.jpg
Melanie Kershaw
Kylie Boltin
Toyota Yarn Bombs London
The Knitted Mile
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