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Traffic barrier caps 2011

April 10th: the caps are installed! They are on 9th Street SW between 5th and 6th Avenues, next to the light rail transit tracks. Many thanks to all the participants and my crew, The Happy Hookers! We had 19 participants and 39 caps. By Wednesday, April 13th there were only 10 caps left, and by Sunday the 17th they were all gone…

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See the story on the Calgary Herald’s fashion blog!! aFASHIONado cap story

We’re also on Yarnbombing, my mentors’ site. Thanks!

See also local artist Angela Inglis’s art pick of the week!

Photos by The Happy Hookers


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  1. stormarela said, on April 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

    they look great! and I am going downtown to have a look in person. 🙂

  2. Yarn Bomb in Calgary « tangleknot said, on April 10, 2011 at 11:09 am

    […] Calgary Traffic Barrier Yarn Bomb […]

  3. Cindy said, on April 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Aw! Wish I could be there to see them up close!

  4. Jilly said, on April 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Damn, wish that happened when I worked right on the ground level there! Looks awesome.

  5. kasdagh said, on April 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Looks great! All those colours 🙂

  6. […] Congrats to the Calgary Art Bomber and the Happy Hookers for the successful installation of the traffic barrier project this week: Image courtesy of The Calgary Art […]

  7. Joy said, on April 13, 2011 at 3:59 am

    They look amazing……………….wish I could see them all. Brilliant work ………You did us proud.

  8. saskia benen said, on April 15, 2011 at 8:11 am


    I am so proud to be a knitter of one of the caps, red, white and bleu and a orange pompom on top.
    It looks very nice.

    Saskia Benen the Netherlands.

  9. […] the name) to crochet hats for this visual artistic installment. A little more info can be found here on this project. Why would anyone do this? what exactly is the purpose? I know some people will […]

  10. commuknitteacalgary said, on April 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

    AWESOME!!! they look great.

  11. briar said, on April 18, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Went by there this morning on the train and it appears that they are all gone. Maybe I wasn’t looking in the right spot, but didn’t see any of them. They were there last week.

  12. Calgary ArtBomber said, on April 18, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Yes, unfortunately they didn’t last very long…oh well! I was thinking of doing the project again next year….

  13. […] industrious, anonymous stitchers include the Calgary Art Bomber and the Happy Hookers, who recently covered a row of traffic barriers with warm caps, and a group of German guerrilla knitters who covered the cold metal bars of a Berlin subway train […]

  14. Don’t Give Up | [tightknit] said, on April 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm

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  15. | [tightknit] said, on April 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm

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  16. […] course, Calgary Traffic Barrier Capping: Photograph copyright of Calgary Art Bomber. Here again is CAB’s blog and here is some coverage the project has received You can see Don’t Give Up near the middle […]

  17. malucayarnbombing said, on June 15, 2011 at 11:52 am


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