Yarn Revolt on the Bowery

Posted on: June 6th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

This revolution will not be televised…it’ll be blogged about.

Ambling up the Bowery, you may notice the multicolored summer sweater hugging a lightpole at the southwest corner of Rivington Street. It’s not, as you might imagine, the handiwork of Olek, who pretty much commands a monopoly on crocheted street art around the Lower East Side.

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The competition here hails from South Bend, Indiana. Seriously. It’s a grassroots program called the “Yarn Revolt,” which is “on a mission to spread as much yarn love as possible through yarn bombs, yarn graffiti, exhibitions/installations, and creative shenanigans.”

Oh, and Saturday (June 9) is apparently the second annual self-proclaimed “International Yarn Bombing Day.” Look out!

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