Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Keep Austin Cozy


This is the Faulkner Plaza outside the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. The knitted covers are on 99 trees outside the museum as part of "Knitted Wonderland" and art project initiated by Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta Please.

From Sayeg's website: Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta Please, began by taking knitting out of the home and into the streets. The simple juxtaposition of this woven material placed within an urban environment has inspired a new generation of knitters who no longer view function as the sole purpose for knitting. This new approach to knitting questions the assumptions of a traditional craft while adding a previously unused material to the world of street art.

Just look at how she's transforming Texas and the world:

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