Thursday, September 8, 2011

Magda Sayeg

Around the world ( and i personally have noticed in melbourne)therte a pieces of every day subburbon life being transformed and covered with what appears to be knitting, I personally like to call it Knitt bombing a new style of graffiti!

I love it, I remeber walking down the street ion seddon with my Mr, and he was so confused ahaha like, "whats the point?"

An I thought well you standing there trying to figure out who has the time to achive this is part of the pint and then you are going to walk aways and keep thinking about it THATS THE point, not to mention, the really good Knit bombers like Magda Sayeg! It really is just beautiful


Magda Sayeg

Textile Artist / Knitta Please Founder
Magda has been knitting since she was a kid, but it wasn’t until 2005 that she knit her first graffiti: a small cozy for the door handle of her Houston boutique, Raye. Soon after, she founded Knitta Please, the knit graffiti group credited with spawning the international yarn bombing movement. Magda continues to install her work around the world in commissioned exhibitions and on her own renegade travels, in addition to hosting workshops, teaching classes, and leading community projects.

When Magda Sayeg began Knittaplease in 2005, it was her response to the dehumanizing qualities of an urban environment. By inserting handmade art in a landscape of concrete and steel, she adds a human quality that otherwise rarely exists. Knittaplease represents the present energy coming from knitting and more extensively weaving, while giving a nod to its powerful history. Her work has been recognized for its influence in street art as well as the craft of knitting. Magda Sayeg is based in Austin, Texas.

we knit graffiti - Her blog PRETTY GOOD KIDS! xoxoxo

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