‘Yarn Bombing’ Shaking Up The Street Art Scene


YARN BOMBING IS BEING USED TO MAKE STATEMENTS AND REVOLUTIONIZE STREET ART. MICHELLE MILLER REPORTS. Reporter: THIS WOMAN LOOKS AT PEACE. A WAY TO JUST STAY AND BE WITH MYSELF AND TAKE A MOMENT. ♪[ MUSIC ]♪ [ HEAVY ROCK MUSIC ] Reporter: AT HEART SHE IS A RENEGADE ARTIST A YARN BOMBER. DEFINE? I GUESS BEST WAY TO DEFINE IT IS WHEN YOU TAKE A PIECE OF KNIT OR CROCHET AND YOU WRAP IT AROUND SOMETHING OUTSIDE. SO YOU’RE BRINGING A TOUCH OF WARMTH INTO, LIKE, AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT. ♪[ MUSIC ]♪ Reporter: KAY BRINGS THE ART TO THE AGE-OLD CRAFT OF CROCHETING. STREET ART WHERE TRADITIONALLY WALLS AND FENCES HAVE BEEN THE CANVAS FOR GRAFFITI ARTISTS. WE HAVE GRAFFITI AND THEN WE HAVE CROCHET. YARN BOMBING. YES. THIS PIPE I HAVE BEEN REPLACING THE CROCHET FOR I WANT TO SAY OVER A YEAR NOW. AFTER A LITTLE WHILE PEOPLE WILL END UP TAKING IT AND I REPLACE IT. I HAVE GOTTEN CREATIVE WITH THESE WATER PIPES. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES YET. Reporter: KAY’S WORK RANGES FROM WHIMSICAL TO SUBVERSIVE. SHE WANTS YARN BOMB TO CLIFF IN ITALY. I LOVE THAT I’M DOING SOMETHING THAT’S SO CLEARLY A FEMININE CRAFT AND I LOVE BEING ON THE SUBWAY AND, LIKE, A GUY WILL COME UP AND HEY YOU’RE THAT GIRL THAT YARN BOMBINGS. WHAT? YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE CROW SAY TOO? THAT’S A GOOD SIGN. ♪[ MUSIC ]♪ Reporter: HER WORK CAUGHT THE EYE OF CORPORATE AMERICA. SHE HAS DONE INSTALLATIONS FOR STARBUCKS TO MILLER BEER PUTTING UP A LOW TECH BILLBOARD IN NEON INFESTED TIMES SQUARE. THAT’S REALLY COOL. TIMES SQUARE. TALENTED. MUST BE QUICK. AND REPLAYS THE ONES THAT PEOPLE MESS WITH. KAY SAYS HER WORK DOESN’T

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