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SuzukiBeane33
« on: April 23, 2008 02:13:25 PM »

I've never been very involved in street art, but when I saw a few websites about knit graffiti, I knew I had to give it a try!!  These pictures are from my second tagging in a wonderful underpass at the local park. 

Here's a wide shot with my friend in the middle of the frame- the little bit of bright pink on the tree to the left is the cozy! 

(I also never noticed the giant white robot/crab/skull thing high up on the wall until I loaded the picture onto my computer...)



And a shot of the patch I added (embroidered on felt):


Made sure to incorporate the environment around the cozy (or vice versa?)- sorry for the kind of crap photo:


And some of the sweet-ass graffiti in the area (Check out the small "Baltimore" written under the pink tag- love it!)


Doing this has made me so much more aware of tagging and the spirit of different abandoned areas around the city.  I can't wait to do more!
« Last Edit: April 23, 2008 02:18:00 PM by SuzukiBeane33 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008 02:27:57 PM »

that's so cool!! what are the websites out there with more info on knit graffiti? it sounds so awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008 02:31:41 PM »

(I also never noticed the giant white robot/crab/skull thing high up on the wall until I loaded the picture onto my computer...)
It's from Space Invaders! Smiley

I loved watching the graffiti on the train ride into Toronto when I went to Canada a year ago. I remember seeing a tag "Loaf" everywhere, and started looking for it. Graffiti has always fascinated me.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008 07:34:51 PM »

Maryland represent!
I think we live in a very artistic, creative, clever, and beautiful state. I have seen some of the most beautiful art at Artscape and Crafty Bastards... I just don't understand why people would ever leave!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008 06:47:59 AM »

This totally rocks! Yay knit graffiti! I love the hot pink color you chose too. Awesome work.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008 07:40:04 AM »

I love it!! I can't quite make out the web address on the patch...oops just realised it's in your sinature at the end *runs off to take a look*
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008 07:45:27 AM »

that's so cool!! what are the websites out there with more info on knit graffiti? it sounds so awesome!

I think Knitta Please! is where it all began...

I love this. My ex was a wannabe-Banksy, and we planned to do some duel tagging/knit graffiti outings, but then he got busted for it Cheesy That's the bonus with knit graffiti - you don't end up with paint splashes on your clothes and hands!
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008 05:25:14 PM »

Hi Everyone!  Thanks so much for your wonderful comments.  I'm sure my fellow Craftsterettes understand how much they are appreciated  Grin

Yeah, as far as I know, Knitta is the main U.S. group involved with this.  I sent them an email to get on their list and am still waiting to hear back.  Has anyone else been in contact with them or similar groups?  Just curious.

Orrkid- thanks for the Space Invaders tip!!  You can tell I wasn't allowed to watch much t.v. or play many video games as a child  Tongue  Love it!

Ronarayas- where in MD do you live?  I've been thinking long and hard about having a get-together at the Ottobar in Baltimore for people to knit different types of craft graffiti. 

I recently took a long plane ride out to San FRancisco and spent it knitting little mushrooms and spores.  I ended up not putting anything up in the city (due to multiple factors) although I did leave a few of the spores with my aunt in Oakland.  Pics to come soon!

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