Local Business Stitches the Streets
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Art and Jazz Festival couldn't happen without unique creations from all corners of the valley. One Main Street business started tagging their territory in downtown early Friday morning.
For these artists, the world is their canvas.
"They call it knitting graffiti, or yarn bombing, knitter guerrillia," said Christina Caspari, co-owner of Tangle,
They've taken their passion for stitching to the streets.
"Like I said, it's kind of breaking the rules a little," said Allison Brevins, co-owner of Tangle.
"Knit pieces bombard all kinds of things, trees, benches, statues. It usually takes about six hours to go up and down Main Street," said Caspari.
Brevins said, "Also just a way to say there's all kinds of art!"
As for knitting on the streets, anything goes.
"The cardinal rule of knitting is you don't tie knots. For knit on the corner we get to tie knots, so that's kind of fun to break the rules," Brevins said.
Their art puts a modern twist on the historic hobby.
"It is great to see how many people still want to learn, we have young people that have never done it before," Caspari said.
"We turn you into an addict, but its ok, it's a healthy addiction. People say it's cheaper than therapy!" said Brevins.
Whether it's a pig or a tree, the yarn bombing opportunities are on every corner.
Tangle has a sale going on this weekend. Folks who head to their store and say their favorite knitted item will get 10 percent of their purchase.
Tangle owners say they were given permission to do the knitted graffiti this weekend.