Urban X-Stitch: Street Artist Cross-Stitches Yarn on Fences

Whether you want to call it a new art form or a simply a hipster hobby, an artist France is pushing street-side string art in amusing new directions.

urban cross stitch detail

urban stitch shipping yard

Not quite your grandmother-in-rocking-chair approach, Urban X-Stitch creates colorfully cross-stitched pieces along the lines of yarn bombing and knitted graffiti.

urban x stitch art

urban ducks in row

urban stitch ducks fenc

So far, these subjects are mostly tame – bright logos and cute animals mixed in with only a few things that look more like spray-painted tags, but the potential is there for something more.

urban rainbow process pic

urban cross fish rainbow

urban owl give hoot

urban cat closeup fencing

Another neat possible direction in which to take this: pattern sharing between artists and places, the same way cross-stitching in its traditional setting can follow guides and designs.