Searching for some fun ways to use wool? Take a look at these unusual craft projects for a little inspiration.Knit the Bridge
When locals decided Pittsburgh could do with a little more colour, they decided to give the 1,061 ft long Andy Warhol Bridge a makeover in wool.
Volunteers from the Knit the Bridge group made more than 600 knitted and crocheted panels to cover the landmark, leaving them in place for a fortnight for the community to enjoy.
Watch the Knit the Bridge project
. Mediacom's hand-knitted socks
Global media agency Mediacom wanted to do something a bit different when it refitted its Sydney office, and opted for hand-knitted stripey socks to give the premises a new look.
They were no ordinary socks though, as the huge wool creations were wrapped around timber poles to give the office a splash of colour.
See Mediacom's giant socks
.Knitted bus cover
How often have you seen a bus and thought, "what that really needs is a nice woolly cover"?
Probably never, but that didn't stop artist Magda Sayeg, who decided to give a bus in Mexico City a colourful, but impractical, makeover by using knitted and crocheted panels to create an exterior cover.
See the woolly bus (pictured)
. WI's knitted model village
Members of Sidford Women's Institute were delighted with the outcome of their year-long project to knit a model village, which was so detailed the cottages even had roses around the doors.
They planned to give the fantastic wool village to a local children's hospice, but were shocked when health and safety officials told them they weren't allowed. There was a happy ending though and some kids will get the chance to enjoy the fine crafting, as the WI were eventually able to donate it to an orphanage in South Africa.
See the WI's knitted village
. Runaway bobble hat
Yorkshire artist Tony Broomhead created a unique feature for Leeds city centre in the form of a giant bobble hat to cover a traffic controller box, which the promotional material described as a "cheerful, but sadly unwearable item".
Predictably, someone on a night out took that as a challenge and CCTV cameras captured the bizarre sight of a runaway bobble hat staggering through the streets.
Watch the runaway bobble ha+t
.The Banksy of the craft world
'Yarnbombing' is a fun - and, unlike the painted works, non-damaging - version of graffiti art that involves decorating buildings, railings and pavements with crochet creations. The genre already has its own Banksy, although she is much less secretive.
New Yorker London O'Donnell has added a touch of flair to the streets of Brooklyn with a range of yarn-based artworks, including colorful gloves for a statue of a boxer, fire hydrant and lamp post covers, and even some Breaking Bad-themed crochet.
See London O'Donnell's work
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