Tejiendo Malasaña is an initiative that comes from some neighbors of Malasaña in Madrid that because of the neighbourhood celebration wanted to cover Dos de Mayo Square with wool so they asked people to donate squares of wool knitted or crocheted, free style in 20 cm x 20 cm size collected through various stores in the area.
I knew about the initiative from the girls of Club del Handmade Madrid. When they told me about it I had no doubt in joining to what has been my first wool action. This thing called urban knitting or yarn-bombing is something that has become very popular in other cities around the world and it’s slowly becoming popular in Spain too.
Although I am not a neighbor of Malasaña I went to the Dos de Mayo Square to unite grannies and help in whatever I could.
I found the knitted squares that I took a few days before to Black Oveja store just when I was up in a ladder helping to place a strip of wool squares on one of the trees.
The statues of the square were also decorated by the local hero, Malasaña Man, who fearlessly jumped up the fence to put them on a crocheted extra large scarf.
I loved the atmosphere of community and collaboration with strangers united by a common passion. But what I liked the most was the background of the action as all the squares after the celebration will be donated to two charity projects.