Los Feliz bank gets “yarn-bombed” in foreclosure protest

Jun 9, 2012
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Photos courtesy KnitRiot Collective

Some people take to the streets to march. Others organize boycotts or stage sit-in demonstrations. Then there are those whose preferred form of protest is to knit. This morning in Los Feliz, a group of mostly Eastside knitters, crafters and guerrilla artists known as the KnitRiot Collective made a statement about the foreclosure crises by stringing a clothing  line of with 99 hand-knitted homes across the ficus trees in front of the Bank of America. This morning’s guerrilla art installation, called a yarn bombing, is named HOMEsweetHOME and is intended to to show solidarity with Americans who have lost their homes to foreclosure.

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