why: expression on our pondering on boundaries and habits

where: Sofia, Bulgaria

technique: yarnbombing

number of wraps: 50

number of locations: 4

material: yarn, 100% polyester

total yarn length used for the project: 7 500 m. (that is 23 times the height of the Eiffel tower)

days: we exhibited all 50 wraps on November 30th, 2015 and on December 9th all of them were gone. We hope that they had found better places to live.

reactions: thousands of people had passed through the wrapped bollards. We had heard opinions ranging from: "so beautiful, love it, made my day" to "why you had to do this to the poor bollards. It is disturbing, useless and ugly for my taste." Most responsive were small kids, old people, foreigners. Few days after the start some of the wraps were removed by strangers and placed on bollards in different locations.

photos by Mihail Novakov

 

BOOKS TO SHARE

why: we believe that reading is the one skill that can change your life

where: Sofia, Bulgaria

technique: yarnbombing

number of book wraps: 10

number of locations: 10

material: yarn, 100% polyester

total yarn length used for the project: 950 m.

when: March

COLORFUL CIRCLES, ODW

why: social experiment on how change can change your life

where: 1 Stefan Stambolov square, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

technique: yarnbombing

number of wraps: 112

material: yarn

total yarn length used for the project: 36 250 m. (that is more than one thousand eight floors residential blocks)

days: we will exhibit all 112 wraps on Friday 10th, June, 2016 as part of ONE DESIGN WEEK 2016

rain or shine: It takes efforts to sustain and protect what you like. To consume and cherish the surrounding often is not enough. Some times you have to be an active part of the city environment. All the wraps that we had knitted are fixed over the seats only with elastic straps and can easily be dismounted. Whether they will stay, be stolen, torn, thrown away or taken to be transformed in some other way or fashion is absolutely up to you. Every single morning we will photo-shoot the current state of the installation and will inform you what had happened.


STAR OF HARMONY

why: expression on our thought on togetherness

where: KAPANA, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

technique: weaving

number of pyramids: 20

material: cotton lace

total lace length used for the project: 4 000 m.

days: the star of Harmony was exhibited in Plovdiv, the cultural capital of Europe 2019, during June as part of KAPANA FEST

rain or shine: the rain didn't spare us again. Rain, shine, storm, rain, shine, storm - that was the pattern during the 2 days of the mounting. Despite the circumstances we managed to finish on time, wet to the bones and completely tired, but happy and satisfied with the outcome.


Continuum

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why: Open invitation “Everything is fine”, Bulgarian Fund for Women

where: in my weaving loom

technique: weaving

material: cotton lace

total lace length used for the panot: 2000 m.

"Continuum" is an installation based on traditional weaving techniques that used to be an everyday craft for our grandmothers, but today are a rare art. It is hand weaved out of colorful stripes and represents probably the most important symbol in the specific "alphabet" of Bulgarian weavers: Kanatitsa. The artwork is spread on a wooden frame that can be hanged on a wall.