Increasingly, our lives are being defined by interconnectivity. Boundaries are falling away and, aided by technology, connections between people, places, times, concepts are being established at an exponential rate. We habitually shy away from cold alienation and seek out warm networks, where we our weave stories into our cultural fabric.
This social trend manifests itself in our growing appreciation of knitting and weaving. They are taking on new dimensions, as they shift from being ‘quiet’ crafts into dynamic vehicles for expression – strategically balancing form and function and the strange and familiar. They are popping up in all kinds of cultural spheres from art, design, fashion and even in public spaces where guerrilla knitters are staging interventions
Sometimes the yarn installations last for years, but they can be removed easily if necessary. This is still technically illegal, though it is not often prosecuted strongly.