Yarnbombing at Malmøfestivalen
Malmø in Sweden is my favourite place to go shopping: Friendly people and good prices make a great mix. Right now the city has a festival with many events. Amongst them there is a yarn bombing event at Stora Torg and Lilla Torg. Yarn bombing is a popular art movement, where public places are decorated with yarn. It is a form of graffiti, sometimes used to illustrate impersonal or ugly architecture by contrasting it with yarn objects.
Above a picture of the yarnbombed Karl X Gustav at Stora Torg. He ist just hilarious with the long braided hair :-)
At Lilla Torg, the romantic square with the many medieval buildings, antique street lamps and a fountain have been covered with crocheted and knitted fabrics.
When you go to Stora Torg, there is a tent, where you can chill out with folks from Hemsløjden – a Swedish craft organization. The walls are decorated with dozens of crocheted potholders. Well seated in their sofa you can study Swedish books on embroidery, crochet and knitting. I managed to by a fine little book about the old craft of embroidery on felted wool.