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the KWH iPad Show #15 ๐Ÿ’œ the yarnbombing flower power of “knitting guy” Bryan


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Hello & Welcome
to my 15th episodeย of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature yields the right of way
to roadside yarn bombing & brighter days ๐Ÿ™‚

stop sign flower website

Leaf it to yarn-bombers to put
a creative stop to traffic, right?!? ๐Ÿ™‚

Having seen photos of this leafy stop sign hundreds of times online,ย I finally stopped to dig upย its original source.

It’s called the “Stop Sign Flowerย designed by Bryan aka “knitting guy” in California,ย between 2011-2012. The stop sign street art eventually bloomed into a Clairmont neighbourhood bouquet of 100 signs! Bryan,ย with a little help from his yarnbombing friends, “planted” the stop sign flowers… one traffic-stopping corner at a time ๐Ÿ™‚ And that’s how theย stop sign flower garden flourished, until city officials put a stop to the fibrously fun floral foliage ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Perhaps you were there to stop and “smell” the signsย in person?

DIY instructions areย posted at Bryan’s website, along with photos from others who have made stop sign flowers in their own cities. Watch news videoย or read local media linksย ย for more info.

Yarnbombing is a public art form. Somewhatย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 trafficโ€”looking for a signโ€”you’ll have the good fortune of driving alongย the likesย of these creative road sign designs!

Introducingโ€ฆ my Brambleโคtini Heart knitting pattern

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Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
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Feel free to share links to my postsย ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to hearing from you!

Traffic stops canย be fun!ย โ™ฅ Jackie

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4 responses

  1. Love the creativity of the sign.

    Liked by 1 person

    July 28, 2015 at 1:39 am

  2. How interesting that they knit on the traffic post. ๐Ÿ˜†

    Liked by 2 people

    July 28, 2015 at 2:16 am

    • LoL … yes, very interesting minds that come up with these ideas ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ™ฅ โค

      Like

      July 28, 2015 at 7:04 pm

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