It all started when Magda covered the door handle of her boutique with a custom made cozy. People who walked by her shop loved it.
Next, she knitted what looked like a leg warmer for a stop sign down the street; from there she slowly infiltrated Houston with her stitchery. Within a few years, she had tagged dozens of lampposts and stop signs.
Soon she was commissioned to do larger projects. Fortune 500 companies have paid her as much as $20,000 to wrap their wares in yarn. Toyota hired her to knit a Prius a Christmas sweater last year for a promotional video.
She recently covered the air ducts in the Brooklyn offices of Etsy.com.
Graffiti knitting or yarn bombing got a big boost when the book "Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti,” by Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain came out. Yarn bombing is now a international phenomenon.
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Have you seen any yarn bombing in your neighborhood?