3 Stories

China's Latest Factory Jobs Go to ... South Carolina?

Textile industry is increasingly coming back Stateside

(Newser) - China has long been a manufacturing superstar, but that trend is being reversed in one industry. Yarn production has become cheaper and more efficient in the US than China, and Chinese textile manufacturers are taking the unlikely step of opening factories in the States to capitalize on the opportunity. Keer,... More »

Knitters Drop 'Yarn Bomb' on Pittsburgh Bridge

Warhol Bridge is looking decidedly crafty

(Newser) - More than 1,800 knitters have covered Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Bridge with colorful yarn. Volunteers worked all weekend to attach 580 blanket-size, hand-knitted panels to the pedestrian walkways on the bridge in the city where Warhol was born. The project was organized by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, which... More »

The New Graffiti: Yarn Bombing

Now your grandmother can be a vandal

(Newser) - Graffiti’s latest trend stems from a grandmotherly tradition—and it’s more likely to prompt laughter than arrests, proponents say. Yarn bombers knit sweaters and cozies for public objects from lampposts to cars to mailboxes, the New York Times reports. Victims have included the iconic Wall Street bull and... More »

3 Stories