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'Yarn-bombed' bike becomes Cambridge University artwork - BBC News

'Yarn-bombed' bike becomes Cambridge University artwork - BBC News | Yarn Bombing | Scoop.it

Another story about Yarn Bombing on a campus, this time in England. 

 

BBC News'Yarn-bombed' bike becomes Cambridge University artworkBBC NewsAn abandoned bicycle has been turned into a work of art for a Cambridge University college garden.
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Students stitch school spirit into Meliora Weekend - Campus Times

Students stitch school spirit into Meliora Weekend - Campus Times | Yarn Bombing | Scoop.it

I like this story because it shows that college students love to yarn bomb.

 

Students stitch school spirit into Meliora WeekendCampus TimesA recent phenomenon, “yarn bombing” has become a new way to publicly express oneself.
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Tricot-graffiti: 5 œuvres inusitées - Elle Québec

Tricot-graffiti: 5 œuvres inusitées - Elle Québec | Yarn Bombing | Scoop.it

Elle quebec has a story about yarn bombing in that Canadian city.  Google offers to translate the page from French, but it is a sign of Yarn-bombing's far reach that there's a story about it in french.

 

This story is a slide show story with cutlines.

 

Here's a paragraph about it:  Le tricot-graffiti est une manière de laisser sa marque sur la ville. Et il est considéré illégal, au même titre que le graffiti. Voici cinq œuvres inusitées tricotées aux quatre coins du monde!

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Yarn bombers make art, not war

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 This story in the Cedar Rapids Gazette (19 October 2012) tells about yarn bombers in both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.  The group in Iowa City is inviting people to join in a yarn-bombing project to cover  150 trees.  The Yarntagrz are also mentioned in this piece, which emphasizes their anonymity.

 

Here's the first paragraph of the story:  A speck of colorful yarn graces a parking meter, bike rack or fence. This little piece of unexpected art, known in the fabric world as yard bombing, is a combination of installation art, graffiti and needlework.

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Vigorous Exercise Linked With Better Grades

Vigorous Exercise Linked With Better Grades | Yarn Bombing | Scoop.it

This story gives good information about why college students should exercise.  It might help me come up with good questions for my human and expert sources.

 

"Boosting GPA" is a phrase that will draw in readers.

 

College students who want to boost their grades can start by boosting their level of exercise, new research suggests.

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Magda Sayeg - Knitta, Please - Magda Sayeg founder of Knitta Please

Magda Sayeg - Knitta, Please - Magda Sayeg founder of Knitta Please | Yarn Bombing | Scoop.it

"The mother of yarn bombing," Magda Sayeg, has her own page.  This is the "about" page, but there are also many pages with her projects.  

 

Looks like she has gone professional, and has joined a media company.  That will give her work more exposure, and she might even get a salary.  However, some of the charm of yarn bombing is that it is counter-cultural, like graffiti.

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Yarn Bombing | Facebook

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There's a Yarn Bombing facebook page.  It clearly shows from posts that this trend is an international one.  

 

Yarn Bombing. 13,447 likes · 394 talking about this.

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YARNTAGRZ!

YARNTAGRZ! | Yarn Bombing | Scoop.it

This blog covers the yarn bombing exploits of a Cedar Rapids-based group called Yarntagrz.  They focus on putting yarn creations on street fixtures that are merely functional or mass-produced.

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