Intrecci Urbani, the big yarnbombing event in Genoa that I visited over the weekend, was so big I will have split up my photo posts into at least five posts! This is post two. You will find post one, here.
Readers, I can’t stress enough just how big Intrecci Urbani was. There were hundreds of individual pieces of crochet and knitted decorations, ranging from tree coverings, rectangles attached to railings, pieces covering lamp posts, coverings for benches, ornaments hanging from trees, even a spiderweb and a Rastafarian. Hours and hours, meter upon meter of yarn and millions of crochet stitches must have gone into this great project.
You can read more about the idea, and people behind, the project in this blogpost.
Below is a WordPress gallery of the ocean themed yarnbombs. The last eight photos in the slideshow show my favourite piece of the whole event. There is such a lot of texture and amazing attention to detail! It looks more like a wall hanging than something for a yarnbomb that is exposed to the elements, only to be taken down in a week. I hope whoever made it will hang it somewhere safe where it can be admired. I may even go so far as to say that they have to get it framed.
If you click on any of the photos it will open up a slideshow of full size photos that you can click through. I don’t think the slideshow function will work if you are reading this post on email, so I suggest visiting the “real” post if you want to see full size photos.
WOW & double WOW 😀 What an amazing event, spread around everywhere and available to everyone 😀 Just as art should be! 😉 Thank you for bringing it to us by way of beautiful pictures and your expressive words Natasja 😀 Mo x
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Absolutely fantastic Natasja, and how great to have been experiencing it in person! I am so curious to see what South Africans will come up with during the first Biennale in Pretoria next year.
Goeie genade!!! Maar dit is absoluut fabelagtig!! Maak ‘n mens se hart sommer weer lekker klop as jy al die mooi sien. Dankie dat jy dit met ons deel, dis regtig amazing.
So much work…..totally amazing.
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This looks amazing!
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