Yarnstorming against crime in the UK

Although no group of Guerrilla Knitting operates in our area, we’ve been into urban knitting and yarnstorming for a while now and we’ve been following with interest some of the most exciting and creative projects that have been developed across the World (see for instance Knit the City – http://knitthecity.com).

Even so, it surprised us to read that in Leicester, knitters have been – let’s say – drafted into police to help improving people’s perceptions about the crime rate in some areas of the city. Well… in our experience police used methods other than yarn bombing to fight so called anti-social behaviour! Here is an article from The Huffington Post which illustrates the initiative. It made us wonder about the infinite possibilities that knitting holds… and how sometimes significant changes can be achieved with very little – just a small amount of yarn really:-)



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