Pothole Art Interventions

Guerrilla knitting, or yarn bombing as it’s sometimes called, has been gaining a lot of popularity recently. Here’s a new twist that I haven’t seen anyone do before: Juliana Santacruz Herrera took to the streets of Paris to “repair” potholes by filling them with colorful crocheted fabric. (I’m not an expert on the art of crocheting/knitting, so if anyone could confirm whether or not this is in fact crochet I would appreciate it! I had a hard time finding much more information on this…)

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Take a look at Juliana’s set on Flickr called projet nid de poule (Project Pothole) to see more.

8 Responses to “Pothole Art Interventions”

  1. Yana says:

    That does not look like crochet at all… It looks like some kinda material that was twisted up.

  2. Rachel says:

    I think it *is* crochet– but instead of yarn I think she’s using bias strips or something. It is a crochet on very large fiber.

  3. Megan says:

    At first I thought it was a rug making technique, but whatever it is … I think it’s awesome!

  4. Zelda says:

    I believe it is actually long strands of “finger knitting” or single crochet of fabric strips. This would then be easy to work into the cracks & potholes as needed. Nice.

  5. spudart says:

    As a street artist in chicago, I so totally want to make pothole art in chicago.

  6. Madislander says:

    This is crochet. It’s the chain stitch that is done at the very beginning, Very clever way to do it, it looks like it’s done with strips of fabric, possibly t-shirt strips. At leasts without viewing the photos closer that’s my guess. Great find – and great job! I know some pot holes in Minneapolis that could use this!

  7. Jo Avery says:

    I think these are just plaited strips of fabric rather than chain stitch. Whatever, they are amazing and a lot of work!!

  8. Lex Caswell says:

    The material here is probably old cut up t-shirts then the strips are rolled and sewn together…like a rag rug. What a very clever and interesting idea!

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