Birmingham based knitting graffiti artist group “Stitches and Hos”:http://stitchesandhos.wordpress.com/ has begun to install their Olympic themed project on the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery entrance portico.
Around 890 balls of wool have been used by approximately 1000 knitters to create the sleeves for the columns. The colours chosen are those of the Olympic rings and are also the colours of the US and Jamaican flags whose Olympic teams are staying in Birmingham for the duration of the Olympics.
Associated Architects had assisted the artists in gaining planning permission for the installation.
We look forward to seeing it completed!