Magda Sayeg and her project Knitta Please are often seen as one of the founders of this movements that brings knitting into the public space of our cities. She wanted to insert some human quality in an environment of concrete and steel.
Guerilla knitting nowadays has many forms and shapes, is used as an artistic project but also as means for artists, especially female artists, to challenge conventional street art stereotypes.
In Vienna there is a group of women called Strickistinnen (unfortunately only in German) which use guerilla knitting to bring attention to political issues, to open up new and surprising perspectives in the everyday life and to bring something so female and private like knitting into the public space.
like love knitting! Last week I made two headbands and I got one blister (and two headbands of course). I am really inspired by this guerilla knitting. Warsaw, be aware, I might come at you with something like this!