Crochet Artist OLEK Wraps Homeless Shelter in India

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Here are the final images from crochet artist OLEK‘s time in New Delhi working on a massive project for the ongoing St+art Delhi Street Art Festival. Within the first few days of her arrival in India, Olek held workshops on crochet techniques with volunteers and women from several different organizations.

Olek, whose work often examines sexuality, feminist ideas and the evolution of communication is collaborated with a number of other volunteers to crochet thousands of meters of yarn and fabric at a workshop in South Extension.

This project aimed to bring attention to the temporary night shelters “Raine Basera” which have been set up throughout the city. The one-of-a-kind installation is 40ft long and 8 foot high – in the Sarai Kale Khan area of New Delhi.

Thanks to St+art Delhi, we can give you a peek at the making of her final piece.

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It’s A Wrap! Dutch Umbrella Episode 5

In our final episode, the spotlight is on notorious Philadelphia Yarn Bomber, Jessie Hemmons. You might have seen her colorful bombs wrapped around trees in Rittenhouse or cozied up on bike racks around the city. Our host Lily delphia sits down with Jessie to chat about her inspiration for the project.

To see more of Jessie’s work hit up her website: www.ishknits.com

And remember, this Friday, November 12, join yours truly along with HAHA Magazine and all of our amazing artists at Paradigm Gallery to celebrate the completion of the Dutch Umbrella Project.

DJ PHSH will be spinning starting at 7 PM – which is when the beer starts flowing. The gallery is located at 2020 South Street and we will be pumping art and antics into the evening. Proceeds will benefit children’s art programming in Philadelphia. On behalf of HAHA Magazine, I thank you so much for all your support during the production of this project – we can’t wait to see your faces on Friday!