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Guerilla 'crafting' like knitting or yarn bombing

Would this type of activities create empowerment and safety? While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal in some jurisdictions, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously. While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing was initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.

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Inspired by womens culture and its expression in crafts, embroidery, rug making, clothes, soft furnishings. It makes me laugh and brings fun to the toughest subjects, it creates a conversation which is empowering and creates visibility of womens creativity and amazingness.

The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide.

Would this type of activity create empowerment and safety?


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