There's yarn bombing, and then there's Olek. The New York City-based artist has been pushing the limits of fiber arts for years, and her latest project might be the biggest yet: an entire house in Finland has been wrapped in neon pink crochet.
The house is located in Kerava, about 20 miles north of Helsinki, and the century-old house has a story. Olek shares on Instagram:
Originally, this building, built in the early 1900s, was the home of Karl Jacob Svensk (1883-1968). During the Winter War 1939-1940, the family fled to evade bombs falling into the yard, but they didn't have to move out permanently. In 2015, more than 21 million people were forced to leave their homes in order to flee from conflicts. The pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope; is a symbol us coming together as a community.
A team of people stitched together the crocheted sections to create the giant house-shaped tea cozy. All in all, it used 450 skeins of yarn.