Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery covered in Olympic "knit graffiti"

By Culture24 Reporter | 08 August 2012
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A photo of a huge stone column of a building covered in bright pink wool
Earlier in the year, Sara Fowles, a co-founder of “guerrilla knitters” group Stitches and Hos, called on knitters across Birmingham and the nation to help cover all six columns of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in knit graffiti.

A photo of a large ancient stone building with columns covered in colourful knitting
Partly a quirky attempt to welcome the Jamaican and American Olympic teams using the city as their base, partly a bid to spread the good word of handknitting as an introduction to other creative avenues, this cosy dream has now been realised in 1,300 eye-catching balls of wool in yellow, red, white, blue, green and black.

It took more than 400 stitchers thousands of hours to finish, and is expected to be seen by two million people, as well as being a part of the Games and the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence.

K2Tog – Knit 2 Together will adorn the columns until the end of September. Visit the project blog for more.

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A photo of a large ancient stone building with columns covered in colourful knitting
A photo of a large ancient stone building with columns covered in colourful knitting
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