It’s a stitch up: London knitters on the loose

Posted at 4:30 pm, October 21, 2011 in News

London, be vigilant! There are undercover knitters at work wool-bombing the city, keeping landmarks warm and cosy with their lovely knitted creations. Spot their wooly street art and knitted graffiti out and about or check out new book ‘Knit the City: A Whodunnknit Set in London’ by Deadly Knitshade.

For info, see knitthecity.com.

Knit The City © Lauren O'Farrell

Phone Box Cosy in police-swarmed Parliament Square.

Knit The City © Lauren O'Farrell
Gate of Ghouls at the Strand’s abandoned Aldwych Tube Station.

Knit The City © Lauren O'Farrell

Ballerina outside the Royal Opera House being attacked Gulliver’s Travels-style by handmade characters from the Nutcracker Suite.

Knit The City © Lauren O'Farrell

Deadly Knitshade’s Plarchie the Giant Knitted Squid (made from 160 plastic bags) swoons on Charles Darwin at the Natural History Museum.

Knit The City © Lauren O'Farrell

Eros, 8 metres above London, with a string of handmade hearts on Valentine’s Day.

Knit The City © Lauren O'Farrell
The Fastener’s stitched Spiderman at Gosh Comics in Soho to celebrate the launch of the Knit the City book.

Knit The City © Lauren O'Farrell

Shorna the Dead’s part of a six-hour installation that yarnstormed all six churches from the Oranges and Lemons nursery rhyme, at St Dunstans in Stepney.

Knit The City © Lauren O'Farrell

Deadly Knitshade’s Woolly Banksy Rat at Tate Britain.

Knit The City © Lauren O'Farrell

Scurvy stitched pirates hanging at Camden’s Pirate Castle.

Knit The City © Lauren O'Farrell
London Bridge was host to a Handmade Herd of Sheep to celebrate Wool Week 2010.

All images © Lauren O’Farrell.

 

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