Thursday, October 17, 2013

Safe Passage on Ashland

Per the Chicago Public Schools' website:
The Chicago Public Schools has launched the Safe Passage program to increase children’s safety as they come and go each day. This section offers helpful tips to parents and children to keep students safe on their way to and from school, in their homes, in their neighborhoods before and after school, and throughout the school day. 
These measures were expanded after Mayor Emanuel authorized the shutdown of 50 public schools, largest school consolidation in American history. The new paths kids take to school often cross gang territory lines. Chicago is city where being "in a gang" can be as simple as living on a certain block. Check out This American Life's two part episode covering a South Side Chicago high school.

The day before school started, we put up three pieces on Ashland, along the Safe Passage route from the shuttered Trumbull Elementary School as part of our own #SafePassageProject. This is one of them. The next will be up here in the next few days.

Ruffled edges outside school, Madison, Winter

Friday, February 1, 2013

Technical Difficulties

We've got a bunch of new work to post here but we're currently searching for a certain cable so we can get it off of our camera. In short? Patience.

Friday, January 18, 2013

What would REAL yarn BOMBING look like

Watching "Bomb It", a graffiti/street art documentary.

Take a look at the first 5 minutes and tell me how we've earned the title "yarn bombing."

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Paint and lace on Northport

 Spray paint and manufactured lace sewn onto lamp post. January 6th (or so). It's still up.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Old school by Warner Park

Street leading to the Warner Park Community Center, Madison, WI. January, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Northport and Lakeview hill

Big Dead Tree at the bottom of Lakeview Hill, Madison Wisconsin.
January 7th 11:00 am

12:00 noon

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Introduced to HOTTEA's work via VERSO's iPad newsstand issue.

Now feeling a bit discouraged and challenged.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Black Hawk Middle School

Upcycled lace doily spray painted with felted sweater circles sewn in vertical stripes. Across the street from the Black Hawk Middle School. January 3rd, 2013. Madison, WI

Some daytime and close-up shots as well.

p.s. We're in love with ishknits and want to have her babies. After inventing technology that would allow us to do that.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Lace on Northport

 Stop sign on Northport near the church. January 2nd, 2013. Madison, WI

Thursday, January 3, 2013


I take pride in the work I do that's put up illegally yet I envy and crave the installations other "yarn bombers" have. Anyone else?

Lace in the Lakeview Park

January 1st, 2013 Madison, WI

Material upcycled from a "last chance before it's turned into carpet" shop.