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Yarn bombing is a style of graffiti art created with fiber. The trend is credited to Magda Sayeg, founder of the knit graffiti group Knitta Please. In 2005 the group began "tagging" public spaces with knit and crochet to make a public space more inviting and often to bring the crafts of knit and crochet more attention in general. Because the art is left in public some places consider it vandalism therefore making it illegal, and causing most of the artists to work undercover or only at night. The only way the work was known to be by a certain group or artist is by a small tag attached to the work printed with the group's or individual's code name or symbol.
Although some cities have deemed yarn bombing as illegal, many have invited knit and crochet artists to "bomb" a certain area, building, or even to create large public installations of fiber art to display to the public.
Yarn bombing has now spread around the wo