'Yarn bombing' Polish artist Olek bri...

'Yarn bombing' Polish artist Olek brightens up morning commute by covering TRAIN with crochet

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From crocheted boyfriends to woolly teapots, it would seem there's little that can't be created with a pair of knitting needles and a few balls of wool.

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OnlyPatchWork

Brewster, NY

#1 Aug 5, 2013
'Yarn bombing' artist attempts to brighten up morning commute by covering an entire TRAIN with crochet
Polish artist Olek spent two days covering the locomotive with crochet
Olek's work is proving popular with locals in the Polish city of Lodz
The artwork, now named Deadly Romance, will be on display until the 19th
By RUTH STYLES
PUBLISHED: 13:44 EST, 5 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:59 EST, 5 August 2013
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From crocheted boyfriends to woolly teapots, it would seem there's little that can't be created with a pair of knitting needles and a few balls of wool.
But one Polish artist has decided to take things a step further and has covered an entire train with colourful crochet.
And by covering the full-scale Px48 steam locomotive engine and carriages in crochet, artist Olek - real-name Agata Oleksiak - says she has pulled off her largest 'yarn bombing' to date.
Hard work: It took Polish artist Olek two days working round the clock to completely cover this train in yarn
Hard work: It took Polish artist Olek two days working round the clock to completely cover this train in yarn
Impressed: The crochet-covered train has proved a hit with Lodz locals and will be on display until the 19th August
Impressed: The crochet-covered train has proved a hit with Lodz locals and will be on display until the 19th
Olek, whose previous projects include full body 'wearable sculptures' and a crocheted grapefruit, worked around the clock for two days in Lodz, Poland to cover the train in yarn, working with four assistants and braving cold, rainy weather to complete it.

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'Yarn bombing'- also known as guerrilla knitting and yarn storming - is a type of street art that involves covering anything from trees to benches in brightly coloured knits.
Although yarn bombing has been around since 2004, this is the first time that anything as big as a train has been attempted.
According to Olek, the work, which will be on display until the 19th August, pays tribute to famous Polish poet Julian Tuwim, whose poem entitled The Locomotive is cherished in Poland and is being celebrated throughout the year.
Unrecognisable: The train prior to being on the receiving end of a yarn bombing by Olek and her friends
Unrecognisable: The train prior to being on the receiving end of a yarn bombing by Olek and her friends
Creative: Olek (pictured above) has pulled off several yarn bombings and has even created wearable sculptures
NJ Polish Power

Bedminster, NJ

#2 Aug 6, 2013
OnlyPatchWork wrote:
'Yarn bombing' artist attempts to brighten up morning commute by covering an entire TRAIN with crochet
Polish artist Olek spent two days covering the locomotive with crochet
Olek's work is proving popular with locals in the Polish city of Lodz
The artwork, now named Deadly Romance, will be on display until the 19th
By RUTH STYLES
PUBLISHED: 13:44 EST, 5 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:59 EST, 5 August 2013
179 shares 5 View
comments
From crocheted boyfriends to woolly teapots, it would seem there's little that can't be created with a pair of knitting needles and a few balls of wool.
But one Polish artist has decided to take things a step further and has covered an entire train with colourful crochet.
And by covering the full-scale Px48 steam locomotive engine and carriages in crochet, artist Olek - real-name Agata Oleksiak - says she has pulled off her largest 'yarn bombing' to date.
Hard work: It took Polish artist Olek two days working round the clock to completely cover this train in yarn
Hard work: It took Polish artist Olek two days working round the clock to completely cover this train in yarn
Impressed: The crochet-covered train has proved a hit with Lodz locals and will be on display until the 19th August
Impressed: The crochet-covered train has proved a hit with Lodz locals and will be on display until the 19th
Olek, whose previous projects include full body 'wearable sculptures' and a crocheted grapefruit, worked around the clock for two days in Lodz, Poland to cover the train in yarn, working with four assistants and braving cold, rainy weather to complete it.
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'Yarn bombing'- also known as guerrilla knitting and yarn storming - is a type of street art that involves covering anything from trees to benches in brightly coloured knits.
Although yarn bombing has been around since 2004, this is the first time that anything as big as a train has been attempted.
According to Olek, the work, which will be on display until the 19th August, pays tribute to famous Polish poet Julian Tuwim, whose poem entitled The Locomotive is cherished in Poland and is being celebrated throughout the year.
Unrecognisable: The train prior to being on the receiving end of a yarn bombing by Olek and her friends
Unrecognisable: The train prior to being on the receiving end of a yarn bombing by Olek and her friends
Creative: Olek (pictured above) has pulled off several yarn bombings and has even created wearable sculptures
Very interesting.
OnlyPatchWork

Brewster, NY

#3 Aug 6, 2013
NJ Polish Power wrote:
<quoted text>
Very interesting.
Yeah.. I thought it was pretty fun & interesting too.

If I saw a Metro North train in my town look like this on the tracks I would have to have a long thought process to whether it was a hallucination or real.=P

Since: Apr 13

Podolsk, Russia

#4 Aug 6, 2013
What one should say about this?
Polaks are dumb. lol.

Since: Apr 13

Podolsk, Russia

#5 Aug 6, 2013
OnlyPatchWork wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah.. I thought it was pretty fun & interesting too.
If I saw a Metro North train in my town look like this on the tracks I would have to have a long thought process to whether it was a hallucination or real.=P
Shut up cretin!
Every one knows it,you don`t have any trains in your dive, pigs only.
Clear Dharma

London, UK

#6 Aug 7, 2013
WOW!

What a wonderful effect.

It gets people to get a feeling for looking at things below the surface layer.

At first you're aware of the surface. Then you're aware of what's beneath the surface. Then you focus on awareness of reality at the core. Then on awareness itself and seperate yourself from the illusion.

But its also pretty, right?
OnlyPatchWork

Brewster, NY

#8 Aug 7, 2013
Russian Ubermensch wrote:
<quoted text>
Shut up cretin!
Every one knows it,you don`t have any trains in your dive, pigs only.
Brewster New York is a train hub.

2 Train Stations Brewster & Brewster North (South-East) for Metro North Grand Central Station.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_ (Metro-North_station)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_North

Electric trains with third rail start in Brewster North (South-East)
heading South.
&
Diesel trains start in Brewster North (South-East)
Heading South.

..
...
..... There is the Poughkeepsie - Danbury railway that heads through Brewster.

http://trainticketsto.com/train-from-danbury-...
..
....
....... There was the Putnam - New York railway that headed through Brewster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_and_Put...

..
...
.... We have 2 Interstates through Brewster.

Interstate 84 from Boston to Pennsylvania

Interstate 684 from Brewster to White Plains where it connects DIRECTLY to New York City into the Hutchison River PARKWAY

We have 2 big Federal roads in Brewster

Route 6 from Boston to California

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_6

Route 202 from Maine to Delaware

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_202

We have 1 big State road in Brewster

Route 22 from Canada to New York City

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_R...
Clear Dharma

Hove, UK

#9 Aug 10, 2013
Art is so Cool.

It enables a whole society to see beyond the crass of the mass media.
Belgium Paratrooper

Podgorica, Montenegro

#10 Aug 10, 2013
British Mass Media like BBC or Gardian are bunch of crap.

The British Media is Anti-Russian Propaganda Mashine!

Blame the Russians, you British Criminals!
Clear Dharma

Liverpool, UK

#11 Aug 10, 2013
OnlyPatchWork wrote:
<quoted text>
Brewster New York is a train hub.
Night Mail

This is the night mail crossing the Border,
Bringing the cheque and the postal order,

Letters for the rich, letters for the poor,
The shop at the corner, the girl next door.

Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb:
The gradient's against her, but she's on time.

Past cotton-grass and moorland boulder
Shovelling white steam over her shoulder,

Snorting noisily as she passes
Silent miles of wind-bent grasses.

Birds turn their heads as she approaches,
Stare from bushes at her blank-faced coaches.

Sheep-dogs cannot turn her course;
They slumber on with paws across.

In the farm she passes no one wakes,
But a jug in a bedroom gently shakes.

Dawn freshens, Her climb is done.
Down towards Glasgow she descends,
Towards the steam tugs yelping down a glade of cranes
Towards the fields of apparatus, the furnaces
Set on the dark plain like gigantic chessmen.
All Scotland waits for her:
In dark glens, beside pale-green lochs
Men long for news.

Letters of thanks, letters from banks,
Letters of joy from girl and boy,
Receipted bills and invitations
To inspect new stock or to visit relations,
And applications for situations,
And timid lovers' declarations,
And gossip, gossip from all the nations,
News circumstantial, news financial,
Letters with holiday snaps to enlarge in,
Letters with faces scrawled on the margin,
Letters from uncles, cousins, and aunts,
Letters to Scotland from the South of France,
Letters of condolence to Highlands and Lowlands
Written on paper of every hue,
The pink, the violet, the white and the blue,
The chatty, the catty, the boring, the adoring,
The cold and official and the heart's outpouring,
Clever, stupid, short and long,
The typed and the printed and the spelt all wrong.

Thousands are still asleep,
Dreaming of terrifying monsters
Or of friendly tea beside the band in Cranston's or Crawford's:

Asleep in working Glasgow, asleep in well-set Edinburgh,
Asleep in granite Aberdeen,
They continue their dreams,
But shall wake soon and hope for letters,
And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart,
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
OnlyPatchWork

Brewster, NY

#12 Aug 10, 2013
Russian Ubermensch wrote:
<quoted text>
Shut up cretin!
Every one knows it,you don`t have any trains in your dive, pigs only.
Brewster New York is a train hub.

2 Train Stations Brewster & Brewster North (South-East) for Metro North Grand Central Station.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_ (Metro-North_station)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_North

Electric trains with third rail start in Brewster North (South-East)
heading South.
&
Diesel trains start in Brewster North (South-East)
Heading South.

..
...
..... There is the Poughkeepsie - Danbury railway that heads through Brewster.

..
..
....
....... There was the Putnam - New York railway that headed through Brewster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_and_Put ...

..
...
.... We have 2 Interstates through Brewster.

Interstate 84 from Boston to Pennsylvania

Interstate 684 from Brewster to White Plains where it connects DIRECTLY to New York City into the Hutchison River PARKWAY

We have 2 big Federal roads in Brewster

Route 6 from Boston to California

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_6

Route 202 from Maine to Delaware

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_202

We have 1 big State road in Brewster

Route 22 from Canada to New York City

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_R ...
Clear Dharma

Widnes, UK

#13 Aug 11, 2013
http://torowisko.cba.pl/artysci/wiersze/kolej...

Just look at the above beautifully steam engine inspired poetry and weep the passing of a great age in engineering.

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