22 Aug '11, 6pm

Plantbombing: Colorful Yarn-Wrapped Plants Soften Up The City : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Plantbombing: Colorful Yarn-Wrapped Plants Soften Up The City : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Yarnbombing -- or the cozying up of the urban landscape with random acts of gorgeous knitting -- has already been seen popping up in a number of cities. Now San Francisco-based urban knitter and guerilla gardeners Heather Powazek Champ and Derek Powazek have publicly come out with yarn bombing's next evolution: planting low-maintenance species in beautifully hand-knitted yarn pockets all over their fair city. Back in February, our own Jaymi spotted a knitted hanging garden of sorts in SF, and we wonder if it's the same guerilla duo doing these crafty deeds. Inspired after this year's International Yarn Bombing Day , the husband and wife pair call their project "Plantbombing," and it combines Heather's love of "urban knitting" and Derek's skill at gardening. Using yarn, a bit of soil, and some hardy plants, the result is a hands-off, smile-inducing work of art. Derek gives ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/plantbombing-yarn...

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