the KWH iPad Show #15 💜 the yarnbombing flower power of “knitting guy” Bryan
Hello & Welcome
to my 15th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!
Today’s feature yields the right of way
to roadside yarn bombing & brighter days 🙂
Leaf it to yarn-bombers to put
a creative stop to traffic, right?!? 🙂
Having seen photos of this leafy stop sign hundreds of times online, I finally stopped to dig up its original source.
It’s called the “Stop Sign Flower“ designed by Bryan aka “knitting guy” in California, between 2011-2012. The stop sign street art eventually bloomed into a Clairmont neighbourhood bouquet of 100 signs! Bryan, with a little help from his yarnbombing friends, “planted” the stop sign flowers… one traffic-stopping corner at a time 🙂 And that’s how the stop sign flower garden flourished, until city officials put a stop to the fibrously fun floral foliage 😦 Perhaps you were there to stop and “smell” the signs in person?
Yarnbombing is a public art form. Somewhat similar to vandalism, but in a more community-minded, beautification effort sort of way. Yarnbombers enjoy creating fibrous cozies for virtually any-shaped stationary surface. The yarny street art is generally well-received by the public’s warm ‘n fuzzy heart 🙂
Here are a few more roadside yarn-bombing photos, which I’ve already shared on my Knitting With Heart facebook page. And here’s hoping that the next time you’re stuck in traffic—looking for a sign—you’ll have the good fortune of driving along the likes of these creative road sign designs!
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Traffic stops can be fun! ♥ Jackie